The Scriptorium Biblical Heritage Museum
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The museum has 501 © 3 status allowing it to issue tax deductible receipts for contributions.

Statement of Purpose
1. To tastefully exhibit the Word of God in its original Hebrew form so all can see the Creator’s Words as they were given.
2. To exhibit Hebrew Scrolls and various other biblically based artifacts to show the Gentile church the roots of their faith.
3. 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.”

    The old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” is quite true. Sometimes without the benefit of a visual aid a person is deprived of a true understanding of what is being taught.

    Many times God used a visual aid to help in our understanding. It is almost as though He says “look at this, it will prove my point.”   Romans chapter 1 verses 19 and 20 tell us about one of the largest visual aids ever made.

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;

   Often, as a Prophet taught he would use a flower, a tree, a coin to help us understand the lesson.

   The Scriptorium Biblical Heritage Museum is about the Bible, not the doctrines of the Bible, but about the Bible itself. It is specifically designed to show the origin of the Word of God and how it was preserved throughout the ages.  It is hoped the museum will be a benefit to the community to learn more about the ones who wrote the scripture and to actually see their work. To help us understand their work, the museum has many unique displays of scrolls and related articles in the collections.
       As we follow the first Biblical Hebrew Manuscript written almost 3,500 years ago to the writings of the Soferim today we will be able to see their work and the love shown to the monumental task of keeping it error free.
       Most of the scrolls and parts of scrolls you will see in the displays are not kosher. A
lmost everything the museum has collected has come from Genizas throughout the world. The scrolls were put away because they could never be made kosher again. The museum is redeeming them at great cost, bringing them out of the mausoleums, storage places for pasul scrolls. Many of the pieces are then mounted sheets in very expensive frames, most frames costing six or seven hundred dollars. Some of the frames we have used go as high as twelve hundred dollars. The Museum is giving as much honor and respect to the Hebrew manuscripts as possible. Quite often the Museum will donate a framed sheet from Sefer Torah scrolls to Christian universities, Hebrew departments, and Old Testament classes and also to churches that love and respect the Jewish community.

       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 from a Hungarian Torah written in the 1800s. I do not believe God abbreviated them when He wrote on stone.

The Scriptorium Museum
1606 Washington Ave
Waco, Texas 76701

















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