Torah Scroll — A Resource for Teaching and Study
In April 2019, Cedarville University was honored to receive a Torah scroll, gifted by God’s Ancient Library, a nonprofit organization led by Ken and Barb Larson, owners of Slumberland Furniture.
The Torah scroll likely dates back from the late 17th century to early 18th century and comes from Eastern Europe. It was at one point used in a synagogue, but likely decommissioned due to fading ink.
The Torah is the title given to the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and contains Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These first five books of Scripture are often referred to as the Law in the New Testament. The Torah is also known as the Pentateuch, meaning five books.
The scroll is housed in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies and will be used as a teaching tool for Bible classes as well as classes outside the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.