Torah or To·ra [ toh-r uh, tawr- uh; toh- Sephardic Hebrew ; rah Ashkenazic Hebrew toh- r uh, toi- r uh] WORD ORIGIN noun ( sometimes lowercase) the Pentateuch, being the first of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament. Compare . Tanach a parchment scroll on which the Pentateuch is written, used in synagogue services. the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud. law or instruction. Origin of Torah
Hebrew word tōrāh instruction, law
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British Dictionary definitions for toras noun the Pentateuch the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services the whole body of traditional Jewish teaching, including the Oral Law (modifier) promoting or according with traditional Jewish Law Word Origin for Torah
C16: from Hebrew: precept, from
yārāh to instruct
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Word Origin and History for toras n.
"the Pentateuch," 1570s, from Hebrew
torah, literally "instruction, law," verbal noun from horah "he taught, showed."
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Torah [( toh-ruh, tawr-uh, toy-ruh)]
The law on which
Judaism is founded ( torah is Hebrew for “law”). This law is contained in the first five books of the Bible (see also Bible) ( Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Torah can also refer to the entire body of Jewish law and wisdom, including what is contained in oral tradition.
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