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At Concord Presbyterian Church of Gulf Breeze, we believe a healthy community is an active community. Take a look at our many opportunities to volunteer, to participate in social events and to take part in learning and growing together.

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Ancient Hebrew Scroll Project | The Tanakh תַּנַ״ךְ

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022

Ancient Hebrew Scroll Project | The Tanakh תַּנַ״ךְ

Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)


These are Biblical Hebrew manuscripts, or, the Holy Scriptures -- received, recorded, and preserved by the Jewish people. They have each been carefully copied from the original autographs throughout the millennia. These extremely rare scrolls make up the only complete set of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Scriptures, or what Christians refer to as the Old Testament) in the world that you can see. Come bring family, friends, and neighbors to this incredible once in a lifetime event!


The Tanakh | The Complete Hebrew Scriptures (The Torah, the Nevi’im, and the Ketuvim)

The Ancient Hebrew Scroll display contains sixteen scrolls which together comprise the complete Hebrew Scriptures or Tanakh (which Christians refer to as the 39 books of the Old Testament). “Tanakh” is an acronym which stands for Torah (Instruction, or Law), Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). The particular scrolls in this unique display vary in antiquity dating back multiple centuries and have been compiled from countries all over the world including Poland, Iraq, Morocco, and Russia – and each scroll has a look and a story of its own.


The Torah | The Law -- One Scroll: Five Books

The Torah is the most holy of the sacred writings in Judaism and is comprised of the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The term “Torah” refers to Judaism's founding legal and ethical religious texts. Jewish tradition ascribes authorship of the Torah to Moses through a process of divine inspiration.


  • Ashkenazi Torah -- This scroll is used among Ashkenazi Jews and is usually dressed in a cloth covering and sometimes decorated with a sterling silver breastplate. One of the Lithuanian Torah’s in the collection came from Iraq and is written on cowhide.

  • Sephardic Torah -- This type of Torah is used among Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews and is usually housed in an ornamental sterling silver or wooden case with the top decorated with a Torah crown. One of the Sephardic Torahs in the collection dates to the 17th century originating from Spain or Morocco.Another Sephardic Torah scroll in the collection was handwritten in the 15th century on deerskin parchment made from the whole hide rather than split hide. The origin of the scroll is Morocco and written by three scribes. A Sephardic Torah contains 304,805 letters, all of which must be duplicated precisely by a trained Sofer (“scribe”), an effort which may take as long as two years.

The Nevi’im | The Former & Latter Prophets

The Former Prophets  contains the narrative books: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and the book of the Kings  The Latter Prophets contains Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve (Minor) prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. “The Twelve” are written on one scroll and reckoned as one book -- this particular scroll dates to the late 17th century in Israel and made its way from Jerusalem to the United States in 2008.


  • A Haftarah is a series of selections from the books of the Nevi'im (prophets) and is read in a synagogue as a part of Jewish religious practices. Blessings precede and follow the reading. This particular Haftarah scroll was stabbed with bayonets by the Nazis during WWII. It was written in the 1700s in Israel and survived the Holocaust making its way to the United States in 2007.


The Ketuvim | The Writings

Found among the Writings are the books of poetry and wisdom: Psalms, Proverbs, and Job. A collection known as the “Five Megillot” (“scrolls) include: Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. Lastly are the books of Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and the book of the Chronicles.


  • Esther Scroll —The Esther scroll in the collection is from Jerusalem during the 17th century – it survived the Holocaust and WWII coming to the United States in 2008.

Special thanks to Dr. Charles Garrett, Executive Director, Christian Heritage Foundation (For more information about the Ancient Scroll Project from the Christian Heritage Foundation please click here:  https://www.thechristianheritagefoundation.com/scroll )

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Passover Seder Meal

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Celebrate the Gospel as you see Jesus being revealed within the traditional Passover meal.

Picnic

Spring Church Picnic

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Joins us at the Holly by the Sea Recreation Center Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for our Spring Picnic and BBQ.

 

Upcoming Special Events

At Concord Presbyterian Church of Gulf Breeze, we believe a healthy community is an active community. Take a look at our many opportunities to volunteer, to participate in social events and to take part in learning and growing together.

Ancient Scroll Project.jpg

Ancient Hebrew Scroll Project | The Tanakh תַּנַ״ךְ

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2022

Ancient Hebrew Scroll Project | The Tanakh תַּנַ״ךְ

Wednesday | March 23, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)


These are Biblical Hebrew manuscripts, or, the Holy Scriptures -- received, recorded, and preserved by the Jewish people. They have each been carefully copied from the original autographs throughout the millennia. These extremely rare scrolls make up the only complete set of the Tanakh (the Hebrew Scriptures, or what Christians refer to as the Old Testament) in the world that you can see. Come bring family, friends, and neighbors to this incredible once in a lifetime event!


The Tanakh | The Complete Hebrew Scriptures (The Torah, the Nevi’im, and the Ketuvim)

The Ancient Hebrew Scroll display contains sixteen scrolls which together comprise the complete Hebrew Scriptures or Tanakh (which Christians refer to as the 39 books of the Old Testament). “Tanakh” is an acronym which stands for Torah (Instruction, or Law), Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). The particular scrolls in this unique display vary in antiquity dating back multiple centuries and have been compiled from countries all over the world including Poland, Iraq, Morocco, and Russia – and each scroll has a look and a story of its own.


The Torah | The Law -- One Scroll: Five Books

The Torah is the most holy of the sacred writings in Judaism and is comprised of the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The term “Torah” refers to Judaism's founding legal and ethical religious texts. Jewish tradition ascribes authorship of the Torah to Moses through a process of divine inspiration.


  • Ashkenazi Torah -- This scroll is used among Ashkenazi Jews and is usually dressed in a cloth covering and sometimes decorated with a sterling silver breastplate. One of the Lithuanian Torah’s in the collection came from Iraq and is written on cowhide.

  • Sephardic Torah -- This type of Torah is used among Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews and is usually housed in an ornamental sterling silver or wooden case with the top decorated with a Torah crown. One of the Sephardic Torahs in the collection dates to the 17th century originating from Spain or Morocco.Another Sephardic Torah scroll in the collection was handwritten in the 15th century on deerskin parchment made from the whole hide rather than split hide. The origin of the scroll is Morocco and written by three scribes. A Sephardic Torah contains 304,805 letters, all of which must be duplicated precisely by a trained Sofer (“scribe”), an effort which may take as long as two years.

The Nevi’im | The Former & Latter Prophets

The Former Prophets  contains the narrative books: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and the book of the Kings  The Latter Prophets contains Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Twelve (Minor) prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. “The Twelve” are written on one scroll and reckoned as one book -- this particular scroll dates to the late 17th century in Israel and made its way from Jerusalem to the United States in 2008.


  • A Haftarah is a series of selections from the books of the Nevi'im (prophets) and is read in a synagogue as a part of Jewish religious practices. Blessings precede and follow the reading. This particular Haftarah scroll was stabbed with bayonets by the Nazis during WWII. It was written in the 1700s in Israel and survived the Holocaust making its way to the United States in 2007.


The Ketuvim | The Writings

Found among the Writings are the books of poetry and wisdom: Psalms, Proverbs, and Job. A collection known as the “Five Megillot” (“scrolls) include: Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. Lastly are the books of Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and the book of the Chronicles.


  • Esther Scroll —The Esther scroll in the collection is from Jerusalem during the 17th century – it survived the Holocaust and WWII coming to the United States in 2008.

Special thanks to Dr. Charles Garrett, Executive Director, Christian Heritage Foundation (For more information about the Ancient Scroll Project from the Christian Heritage Foundation please click here:  https://www.thechristianheritagefoundation.com/scroll )

Screen Shot 2022-01-04 at 11.05.29 PM.png

Passover Seder Meal

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Celebrate the Gospel as you see Jesus being revealed within the traditional Passover meal.

Picnic

Spring Church Picnic

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Joins us at the Holly by the Sea Recreation Center Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for our Spring Picnic and BBQ.