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My name is Aleksandr Sigalov. My Hebrew name is אל סגלה (Al Segulah - God is my Treasure). I'm the creator of the The Desert Tabernacle blog and the Normalized Interlinear Pentateuch web site.

I'm originally from former Soviet Union (Russia), but I've been living in the United States a long time now and I consider myself a proud citizen of this country. I am fluent in English, Russian, Torah Hebrew and I'm familiar with several other languages.

I have been studying Written Torah and the Tabernacle for over 10 years full-time, and at this point I am pretty much the world expert on the subject. I published many important articles about Written Torah and the Tabernacle. See my bibliography below.

My paternal haplogroup is R1a1a (R-M198) and my maternal haplogroup is K1a1b1a. Let me know if we are related. I am always looking to discover my far relatives.

R1a1a means that I am the Russian Levite. And my obsession with the Tabernacle means that I have a connection to Bezalel (probably through my mom), who was from the tribe of Judah.

I also have the spirit (ruach) of Yahuah sitting upon me, just like on Eldad and Medad (see Numbers 11:26-29). Therefore I sometimes prophecy even though I do not consider myself a prophet. Here is the example and explanation of my prophecy.

Since I am a Levite and have spirit of Yahuah upon me, I have the authority to interpret the Written Torah like I have been doing for the past 10 years (see Deut 33:8-11), so please read everything I write carefully and diligently.

I'm not religious in any way, shape or form. Instead - I'm observant. This means that I understand all rituals that I perform instead of taking it blindly on faith. All my beliefs are presented on this blog.

As a Hebrew, I observe and live only by the Written Torah (Pentateuch), as I consider it the only Real Torah there is. I practice Torah-centric Judaism, which can also be described as Scientific Monotheism.

Therefore I do not follow most of the Jewish traditions, customs and beliefs, even though I'm intimately familiar with most of them, as they in many instances directly contradict what is written in the Written Torah. However, things that do not contradict, I observe.

Professional Art Experience
  • 09/2009 – Present. The Desert Tabernacle Blog. Utilizing new media to create a comprehensive study and illustrations of the Biblical Tabernacle (Mishkan). http://thedeserttabernacle.blogspot.com, 800+ posts, 1000 plus original art works.
  • 01/2014 – Present. Modern Literal Torah Translation (MLT). Utilizing latest research and tools to create a comprehensive commentary and literal translation of the Torah in English and Russian. Please note that Russian literal translation is going to be first in the world. Project page is here.
Published Works
  • 05/2012. Online Samaritan Pentateuch in Hebrew, English and Russian. First in the world English and Russian translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch. First in the world free digitized edition of the Samaritan Pentateuch. FIRST IN THE WORLD TRANSLATION of the Samaritan Torah in English and Russian. https://sites.google.com/site/interlinearpentateuch/
  • 09/2012 “The Corner Boards of the Tabernacle” article and illustrations. Published in Jewish Bible Quarterly journal, issue 40:3 July-September 2012. Republished on Amazon Kindle (ASIN B004QOASUI). Also published as a Google eBook.
  • 09/2012 “Dimensions of the Court of the Tabernacle”. Google eBook.
  • 10/2013 Illustrations of the Menorah and the High Priest for the article by Rev. Robert Hinckley called “Adam, Aaron, and the Garden Sanctuary”, published in LOGIA: A Journal of Lutheran Theology, Reformation 2013, Volume XXII, Number 4
  • 03/2014 Illustrations of the Utensils of the Altar of Burnt Offering of the Tabernacle for the book “The Mystery of Tabernacle”, Jeyoung Publishers, Korea.
Other References
  • My work has been republished all over the world in print and online. Its best to Google my name "Aleksandr Sigalov" to see other references of my work. For Example, "STEP Bible", "eSword" and "The Word" (free bible study software) uses my Samaritan Pentateuch and translation. Commercial Bible study software BibleWorks has also my Samaritan Pentateuch.
If you need to contact me, you can always e-mail me at asigalov61@gmail.com

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