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HOFMAN LIBRARY OF ZION

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The Hofman Memorial German Library contains about 15,000 volumes. Some of these books date back to the 16th Century. The rich history of Zion has been preserved in the writings of the clergy and parishioners that have been retained over the years.

HISTORY OF THE ZION LIBRARY

Ancient text preserved include:

The Zion Constitution

Kirchen Archiv - The original parish register.

Historical Church Day (Ledger) Books 

Sacred Texts Include:

German Bibles of Zion

Marburg Hymn Books

Gemeinschaftliches Gesangbuch

 Many more, some to be mentioned later.

The Library & Pastor's Study

Be part of Zion's efforts to recondition the ancient German Books in the Hofman Library.  
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The Red Hymn Book

 Bible presented to Zion by Minna K Stitely, a longtime member of the Edelweiss Club -Details

300 Year old Swiss Bible In German

   

First Page of the Zion Constitution of 1769 Signers of the Zion Constitution 1772

The GERMAN LIBRARY WINDOWS:
...........To Be Added In Better Quality Lighting........

 These stained glass windows depict Pastor Hoffmann’s three main areas of interest:
“Dichtung” (Literature/Poetry), “Gottesgelahrtheit” (Divinity), and “Geschichte” (History).

 MORE TO BE ADDED:

Photos and excerpts from the sacred and historic books entrusted to Zion.

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