Carriage for Torah Scrolls in Capernaum



The Torah Scrolls were transported in a wheeled carriage from the home of the ruler of the synagogue to the synagogue in Capernaum. The carriage has a panelled double door, Ionic pillars on the side as in a Greek temple and a convex roof. The scroll Jesus read from in Luke 4. 14-21 was brought to the synagogue in a carriage like this.