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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 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 expert on the subject. I published many important articles about Written Torah and the Tabernacle. See my bibliography below.

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 Philosophy, 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 artworks.
  • 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. The 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. For Example, "STEP Bible," "eSword" and "The Word" (free bible study software) uses my Samaritan Pentateuch and translation. Commercial Bible study software BibleWorks also has my Samaritan Pentateuch.
If you need to contact me, you can always e-mail me at asigalov61@gmail.com

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