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The Feasts of the Lord
耶 和 华 的 节 期----中文

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the New Testament teaching of
Leviticus 23 in English, Russian, and Chinese


This sheet is from a Sephardic Torah Scroll which is perhaps 200 years old. It was written on deer skin with a reed using iron gall ink. The scroll suffered fire damage in the past and is reported to have been in a pogrom against the Jewish community.

The Scripture contained in this sheet starts in the book of Numbers chapter 23:17 and ends in chapter 26:38. This is the prophecy of Balaam when he was hired by Balak to curse Israel. He could not curse Israel but he blessed them as was commanded by the Lord.


The following photograph is of our Hebrew Scroll collection when we had it on exhibit at the Wycliffe Bible Translators Museum in Dallas. This photo is of the complete TaNaKh, Old Testament.

Our web site just changed its name to: We looked for a simple name that would tell the basic purpose of this web site about Hebrew scrolls and this name was selected.


The Word of God was given to the Jews - "What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God." Romans 3:2 


"Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Genesis 12:1-3


 "Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:" Exodus 19:5


(Written about The Messiah) "And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising." Isaiah 60:3 

 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.... He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." John 1:1-14


This web site is designed to help Gentile Christians understand the origin of their faith as it was presented in the Hebrew scrolls and fulfilled in the New Covenant.

Jesus said "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:17-18


Let's look at the scrolls

The Flood of Noah
Genesis 6:13

The Flood account is from an old Torah scroll written in north eastern Europe many centuries ago. The scroll was repaired 185 times with sheep skin patches. Observe the page below to get an idea of the repairs. Notice the different ages of the patches.

"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

The scrolls in the artwork above are not an artist's drawing of scrolls, but are all photographs of authentic Hebrew scrolls purchased by The Scriptorium. Throughout this web site there are many photographs of authentic Hebrew scrolls and related items.
The scrolls in this artwork include the following:

Sefer Torah from Vilna, Lithuania
Sefer Torah from Morocco
Scroll of Joshua
Scroll of Judges,
Scroll of Samuel
Scroll of Kings
Scroll of Psalms
Scroll of Isaiah
Scroll of Ezekiel
Scroll of the Twelve Prophets

The photograph below starts with the Sh'ma as written in a Sefer Torah in Vilna, Lithuania around 1750.
"Hear O Israel the Lord our God, the Lord is one".
The next line is the "Great Commandment" as quoted by Jesus in Matthew 22:37
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind"

Very few Gentiles have a chance to see the Word of God without translation.

These Manuscripts have been carefully copied by our Jewish friends from around the world for the last 3,500 years.

Among the Jewish community there is no argument about the correct “translation”. They have the original Word of God without translation which has been so carefully copied, that if a Sefer Torah is written according to Halacha STaM (the law of the Sofer) it is .00004 (four one hundred thousands) in “world wide agreement correct”. A Sefer Torah contains 304,805 Hebrew letters and only six can not be agreed upon.

Most people have never seen the 10 Commandments as they are written in Hebrew. We usually see Roman numerals representing the 10 or abbreviated two or three paraphrases of the 10 Commandments. This photo is the entire 10 Commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:6 through Deuteronomy 5:21 Hungarian Torah written in the 1800s

The Scriptorium Started off as

A unique collection of authentic Hebrew Scrolls from around the world collected by Gary & Artis Zimmerman. 

The purpose for this collection is threefold:

  • To tastefully exhibit the Word of God in its original Hebrew form so all can see the Creator’s Words as they were given thousands of years ago.
  • To exhibit Hebrew Scrolls showing the Gentile church the roots of their faith in original form without translation.
  • To give honor and respect to the Jewish community for receiving, writing and preservation of the Tanakh, Old Testament, and to say “thank you” for a job well done.”
If your Church or Bible Study would like an exciting hands on lecture on “Writing and Preservation of Hebrew Scrolls” please contact us through the Guestbook by clicking on the red pomegranate.


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