Inside The Scroll
A Chronological Timeline
The Tetra Scroll is divided into four major sections:
Events From Genesis to Revelation
Future Events From Revelation
The Tetra Scroll lists two date columns, one for estimated Gregorian Calendar Dates, and the other for dates counted according to Hebrew Reckoning. (According to Hebrew Reckoning, Adam's creation date begins the counting at year one). Having these two columns side by side reveals some very interesting information.
Estimated dates are provided for each line of text, and each line represents one event. While some dates are well documented in history, others are less certain. The two columns work together in piecing together important Biblical dates. (See "Calculating Adam's Creation," and "The End of 6000 Years" under the section "About Dates.")
As the end draws near, we can expect for the scriptures to continue to reveal more and more, just as the book of Daniel foretold...
And he said, “Go, Daniel, for the words are hidden and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be cleansed and made white, and refined. But the wrong shall do wrong – and none of the wrong shall understand, but those who have insight shall understand."
Scriptures, 1000 Year Benchmarks, and
The scroll contains over 450 scriptures, which allows you to quickly locate nearly any topic in your Bible. An excellent reference tool!
Thousand-year benchmarks indicate each thousand-year period since Adam's creation.
The march of World Powers proceeds down the right side of the scroll, beginning with Adam and Eve being cast from the garden, the Tower of Babel, and including Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and the yet-to-be revealed 7th World Power.
Separate entries for birth and death not only indicate how long the patriarchs lived, but which events occurred during their lifetimes.
Following the life-line of Noah reveals that Abraham is 58 years old before Noah dies.
Following the life-line of Noah's son Shem reveals that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were all living before Shem dies. No wonder we have such an excellent account of the flood!
Many interesting facts come to light by examining the patriarchal lifelines.
Simple, Yet Packed With Information
Many lines of text contain details you would not know simply by reading the scriptures. If we have read Genesis, we know that the ages of the patriarchs are given for when they begot their children, but unless you add them up as you go, important facts are missed.
For example: Abraham was born exactly 1,948 years from Adam's creation. 1948... the very year Israel became a nation thousands of years later! Do you suppose that is coincidence? No, I don't believe it is. Our Heavenly Father knows the beginning from the end. Many such hidden treasures are revealed within in the Tetra Scroll.
Come, find the treasures your Heavenly Father has waiting for you in His written Word! As Proverbs 23:2 says: "It is the glory of יהוה to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search out a matter."
See the tab "The Name" for an explaination regarding the Divine Name, which in Hebrew is writtten, יהוה.
Chart and Maps
Charts and Maps along with other illustrations are designed to enhance our learning experience. This map, for example, shows where Noah's sons - Japheth, Shem, and Ham - settled after the flood. Each of us descended from one of Noah's sons. Shem is the son which later became the nation of Israel and from whom Yeshua (Jesus) descended.
The Prophetic Feast of Passover Begins!
The scroll outlines the details of the Exodus, and reveals the dates for this amazing event. This section also highlights Yehovah's instructions to celebrate the Passover every year throughout every generation. Along with this festival, Leviticus chapter 23 lists six other festivals, which the Bible says are Yehovah's festivals, His appointed times, which He has commanded His people to observe. Western Christianity is only now learning about these. Christian believers of countless denominations are now observing these seven feasts.
See the section on "About Hebrew Roots" to learn how these seven feasts foretell the coming of Yeshua (Jesus) in exquisite detail, not only the first time, but also when He returns to rule on Earth for 1,000 years!
Millions today are being drawn by Yehovah to learn more about their Hebrew roots. This is not about a denomination. In fact, it is quite the opposite. This is not about the teachings of men at all, but has been waiting for us inside the written Word all along. As the prophet Daniel said, the vision has been sealed up until the time of the end. It is just now being understood! (Daniel 12:9-10) and (Leviticus 23rd Chapter)
Kings of Judah and Israel
Israel and Judah
The scroll not only shows how long each king ruled, but whether they were faithful to YHWH, and what was happening during their reign.
Dating the kings is especially important when it comes to chronology because the hidden mysteries of YHWH are revealed when accurate dates are used. (see "Calculating the Creation of Adam" in the section "About Dates")
Some of the difficulties in calculating the date accurately: The nations of Judah and Israel counted the years of ascension year, regnal years, (a year of the reign of a sovereign) coregenciencies and overlapping reigns differently, causing confusion that has taken centuries to unravel, but as knowledge becomes more abundant, and access to the archives of other nations have become available, the true dates of rulership have finally been deciphered. The latest version of the Tetra Scroll reflects these dates.
Bold Highlighting makes finding topics quick and easy!
In the photo we can quickly spot Elijah and Elisha. If we were looking at the entire scroll, we can also see which kings are ruling during the time they serve as prophets. Glancing to the left would indicate the years in which they served. Glancing to the right would show which world power is ruling at the time, and how soon the next world power will come on the scene. In addition, scriptures are listed so we know exactly where to turn in the Bible to read the accounts of these two prophets.
In a quick few seconds, you know exactly what was happening during the time of these two prophets! The Tetra Scroll is an excellent visual study aid, reference, and teaching tool.
Many of the prophets wrote down their visions and dreams, and recorded their experiences as they carried unpopular messages of repentance and judgment to the nations of Israel and Judah.
The Tetra Scroll shows where each prophet prophesied and identifies, at a glance, which kingdom they prophesied for (ten-tribe Israel to the North, or two-tribe Judah to the South).
Note also how King Antiochus Epiphanies outlaws Jewish Worship, circumcision, and desecrates the Temple in Jerusalem, leading to a violent revolt in which the Jews recapture Jerusalem and rededicate the Temple to YHWH. This important historical event is still celebrated as the Feast of Dedication, and is mentioned in John 10:22. Note also that Julius Caesar is assassinated just 44 years before Messiah is born!
Life, Ministry, Death, and Resurrection
Yeshua is the shortened form of the Hebrew name given to the Messiah by his Jewish parents. It literally means, "Salvation" Millions of Christians around the world have begun to use this name in place of the English version of the name, Jesus. Why? For one thing, English didn't become a language until hundreds of years after the Messiah's birth. Just as visiting a foreign country doesn't change your name, neither does us living in a foreign country change the name of Yeshua. Shouldn't we call Him by His real namem the name our Heavenly Father instructed He be named, the name his early parent, siblings and friends used? It is, of course, a personal decision, but one worth considering.
The longer, more accurate form for the Messiah's name is Yehoshua, which means, "YHVH is our Salvation." It is pronounced with a long o, as in "Ye-ho-SHU-ah." As we can see, unlike English names, Hebrew names have meaning, which is another reason why so many have begun to use the name Yeshua or Yehoshua. We have salvation because Yeshua the Messiah died for us, and rose again. We proclaim this truth every time we speak His name.
One of the main purposes for creating the Tetra Scroll is to honor the Name of the Father, as well as the name of the Son, in doing this we obey both Father and Son. (Joh 17; Mal 3:16-18; Phlip 2:10) Philippians 2:10-11 reads: "At the name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Yeshua Messiah is Master, to the esteem of Elohim the Father." --The Scriptures-- translation published by the Institute for Scripture Research.
Notice the scriptural footnotes from "Strong's Concordance" for Phlip 2:10... this is an exact cut and paste, nothing has been added, enhanced, or changed: "Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites: - Jesus."
(Download e-sword for free, and see for yourself. E-sword is an excellent online reference tool that allows you to cross reference multiple Bible translations and includes the Strong's Concordence with Hebrew word definations)
The names of the Bible books are written in bold, which allows us to quickly find them. The writers for each book are also noted along with the estimated date of when the book was written.
In many cases, we only know a "window of time," in which the book was likely written based on the context and subject matter contained within the writing. Even so, seeing the books laid out on the scroll gives us a better understanding of the chronological order of events, and deepens our understanding.
Important People and Secular Events
Scripture and secular history when seen together help us understand the Bible as never before!
Discover how Roman emperors persecuted the Jews, as well as the believers in Messiah, and how events like the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, and Christopher Columbus discovering America are all linked by a common thread.
See how history unfolds --how many gave their lives in order for common people to have Bibles in their common languages. Trace important events down to the current day, and into the future!
Top 10 Religions of the World
The top ten religions of the world are listed on the scroll to demonstrate what occurred in other parts of the earth while the true faith progressed. Learning when and where these religions developed is important. It strengthens our faith in the Bible because we can see that the truth, as passed down through Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, is the oldest faith. It is the truth from YHWH, The Almighty, The Creator of heaven and earth.
The Tower of Babel, which was built by Noah's great grandson Nimrod, was the center of false worship after the flood. When YHWH confused the languages, their false worship spread throughout the earth.
Yet the truth continues to be taught, and was passed down through the line of Noah's son Shem, as detailed in the scroll. (See Luke Chapter 3 for the complete genealogy from Adam to Yeshua)
As we see in this sample, several of the top ten religions came into existence near the bottom of the scroll. They are not "ancient" religions, as many might think. By seeing the entire Bible displayed before us in one place, we can clearly see the truth. The Bible, the Word, is truth, and... "The truth will set you free."
Future Events From Revelation
The Four Horseman Ride Forth....
The amazing, fear-inspiring events of Revelation lie just ahead. We live in the time of the end. Prophecy is rapidly being fulfilled!
Rev 1:3 says, "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and guard what is written in it, for the time is near." For believers, it is good news because the King of Kings is returning! But for those without faith, it will mean judgment. It also means judgment for those who do not obey the good news. (2Thes 1:7-10).
May each of us "Hear what the Spirit says to the seven congregations," and apply the council found in this prophecy. Yes, may our voices be heard with those who say, "Come!" For he is coming quickly!
The Book of Life
He who overcomes shall be dressed in white robes, and I shall by no means blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I shall confess his name before My Father and before His messengers. (Rev 3:5)
And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before the throne, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged from what was written in the books, according to their deeds. And if anyone was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Rev 20:12,15)
"And Elohim shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor mourning, nor crying. And there shall be no more pain, for the former matters have passed away.
(Rev 21: 4, 7-8)
The one who overcomes shall inherit all this, and I shall be his Elohim and he shall be My son. But as for the cowardly, and untrustworthy, and abominable, and murders, and those who whore, and drug sorcerers, and idolaters, and all the false, their part is in the lake which burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
May each and every one of us believe and obey Yeshua Messiah and choose Life! (John 3:16-21; John 14:15, 21)