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The Torah section of the Hebrew scriptures is made up of 
the five books of Moses, generally the first five books in 
published editions of the Bible. To date the collection 
contains ten Torah scrolls with a Holy Ark.The term "Torah" 
is derived from the Hebrew verb, yarah, meaning "to point 
out, to lay a foundation, to instruct." In many places the 
word Torah could be translated "instruction" and consists 
of more than 613 commandments. Some of the Torahs in 
the display are dressed in a cloth covering or decorated 
with a sterling silver breastplate (Ashkenazi). Other Torahs 
in the display are in an ornamental sterling silver or wooden 
case and decorated with a Torah crown (Sephardic).


In the Jewish canon the Neviim (prophets) section of the 
Tanakh spans all the way from the book of Joshua (1400 BCE) 
to the last of the prophets, Malachi (400 BCE). The Prophets 
have two major subdivisions: Former Prophets (Rishonim) 
and the Latter Prophets (Aharonim). The Rishonim contains 
the narrative books, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. 
Each book is its own scroll with I & II  Samuel written as one 
scroll as well as I & II Kings. The Aharonim contains the 
prophecies in the form of Biblical poetry. This division includes: 
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve - Hosea, Joel, Amos, 
Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, 
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. (The twelve are all written on 
one scroll.)


The third and final section of the Tanakh is comprised of 
the Writings and divided into four sections.
1. The five books known collectively as the Megillot are 
part of the commemoration of important Jewish holidays. 
Song of Song-Passover | Ecclesiastes-Sukkot | Esther-Purim 
Ruth- Shavuot | Lamentations-Tisha B'Av. 
2. The wisdom literature are stories describing people who 
dealt with difficult life situations were revered and consist 
of  Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes. 
3. The worship literature are Psalms (Tehillim). 
4. The history books are not considered "prophetic", but 
contain history. Ezra-Nehemiah, Daniel, and

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70 feet of scrolls and antiquity.This traveling Ancient Hebrew Scroll display contains all 16 scrolls plus duplicates making this collection a total of 40 scrolls.

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