This site is dedicated to the preservation of the Word of God through Hebrew Scrolls. It is written in Psalms 119:89 “For ever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in Heaven.”
לעולם יהוה דברך נצב בשׁמים
Scroll of Ruth
This authentic Hebrew Scroll is the complete book of Ruth. It was written on sheepskin with a quill using iron gall ink before the 20th century. It came from Northern Europe and survived the Holocaust.
The parchment is sewn with kosher “Gid” (sinew) to an acid free mat and is framed in a wood museum quality frame. All the items used in the frame are acid free and the glass is UV protected. The frame is 38 inches wide and 28 inches tall. The parchment is 27 inches wide and 19 inches tall. The parchment is recessed with a shadow box effect.
Many years ago the Megillot contained five Scrolls: Shir Hasharim, Ruth, Eikhah, Kohelet, Esther, but neither I nor my Soferim friends have ever seen a complete Megillot. In 2005 I did find and purchase one Megillot in Jerusalem that contained four of the Scrolls, but the Scroll of Esther had been removed.
The Scroll of Esther is the second most used Scroll in the Synagogue, the Torah being the first. There is an old joke in Jewish circles that goes something like this, “Did you get the WHOLE Megillah?” meaning “did you get all you paid for?” It finally became a tradition to just write the individual Scrolls as they were needed and not sewing them together. This Scroll of Ruth, being written in the 1800s or earlier was never sewn into a Megillot.
We are currently photographing every column of the Hebrew Scrolls that make up the entire TaNaKh, 16 Scrolls, and will soon have them posted to this web site.
Photographing the Scrolls at my office.
As we put these photographed Scrolls on this web site it is safe to say besides the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls we will be the only source on like to see the actual Hebrew writing of Scrolls like Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. It is very tedious work aligning the Scroll columns to be as near perfect as we are possible. The camera belongs to a friend who purchased the new cannon EOS 80D which taking each picture at over 34,000,000 Megapixels. Of course we will not be able to put such large photographs on the web site, but the ones we will install for you will be excellent quality so you can see every detail of of Scrolls used for over 200 years. You may contact us for the much higher resolution photos which may be printed into a six foot banner with excellent resolution.
Hebrew Scroll of Isaiah written in Russia early in the 20th century. Pointing out Isaiah 9:6
Our site is designed to educate Jews, Gentiles, and Christians about the Word of God in the original Hebrew Scroll format. Please visit often as we are adding and upgrading our content as we migrate from our old site scrolls4all.com.
Gary & Artis Zimmerman of the site scrolls4all.org have purchased over 70 authentic Hebrew Scrolls of which most date to the 19th century and beyond. The Scrolls were written in Lithuania, Israel, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Iraq, Morocco, Italy, Holland, Germany, Yemen, Spain, and many countries which were in the former Soviet Union. Many of these Scrolls had gone through the Holocaust and were severely damaged. We have moved most of these Scrolls to collections in South Carolina and Texas.
It is our purpose to use photographs from these Scrolls throughout this site to enhance the Bible lessons.