The flying roll of Zechariah (v. 1-5). “Predictions of evils
to come on a nation are like the Flying Roll of Zechariah.” This roll
(twenty cubits long and ten wide) was full of maledictions, threats,
and calamities about to befall the Jews. The parchment being unrolled
fluttered in the air.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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