Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Roll ” means

Roll : A book in ancient times consisted of a single long strip of paper or parchment, which was usually kept rolled upon a stick, and was unrolled when a person wished to read it. The roll was usually written on one side only, and hence the particular notice of one that was "written within and without." (Ezekiel 2:10) The writing was arranged in columns.

Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary