Encyclopedia of The Bible – Megilloth
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MEGILLOTH mĭ gĭl’ ŏth. The pl. form of מְגִלָּ֣ה, meaning “scroll” or “roll” (Jer 36:28, 29; Ezek 3:1-3). The megilloth are shorter OT books, brief enough to be read publicly at an annual religious festival: Song of Songs (Passover), Ruth (Pentecost), Lamentations (the ninth of Ab), Ecclesiastes (Tabernacles), and Esther (Purim).