A law; a precept.
Divine instruction; revelation.
The Pentateuch or "Law of Moses."
(Heb., "teaching." Plural: torot.) Biblical term to describe statute(s) or procedure(s). In later books, the term may designate the Pentateuch. In postbiblical Hebrew, the term refers to (1) the Pentateuch (in this sense it was translated into Greek as nomos, appearing in the New Testament phrase "the Law and the Prophets"); (2) more loosely, the Bible as a whole; (3) more loosely still, Jewish learning.
The first five books of the Bible: Beresheet ("In the Beginning"; Genesis), Shemot (Exodus), Va-Yikra ("And He Called"; Leviticus), Bamidbar ("In the Desert"; Numbers), and Devarim ("Words"; Deuteronomy); traditionally believed to have been dictated directly to Moshe (Moses) by God
"teaching, instruction" The Torah is the 'five books of Moshe' in the Hebrew Scriptures. Sometimes the Torah is known as the Pentateuch.
The most sacred part of Scripture for Jews. The Torah is the 'Law' or the 'Teaching'. It consists of the first five books of the (Jewish) Bible, the Five Books of Moses.
depending on the context, refers to either the chumash or the entirety of Jewish scripture and oral tradition.
the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament); a Scroll containing this ( the books of the Pentateuch, i.e. Deuteronomy, Numbers, Genesis, Leviticus, Exodus ); the Will of God as revealed in the Mosaic Law.
The five books of Moses (the first five books of the Old Testament.)
The Jewish books of the law or the first five books of the Old Testament. Also called the Pentateuch in both Jewish and Christian usage.
Hebrew for "Law," refers to the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures, which are traditionally thought to have been written by Moses, who ,according to Exodus, received the law from Yahweh on Mt. Sinai.
(TOR a) The Jewish Books of the Law: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Torah means "teaching" and is, in part, a record of God's covenant and the implications of the covenant for human life in society.
(Hebrew, "learning," "law") — The five books of Moses, also called the Pentateuch, containing the foundation of Jewish law and practice.
written and oral laws of Judaism.
Religious traditions, teachings and law. ‘The Torah' also refers to the first five books of the Tanakh.
(Hebrew) "Teaching", Jewish law, especially the Pentateuch.
"Teaching". The first 5 books of the Bible (written Torah), or the whole complex of instructions and practices of Judaism (written plus oral Torah).
The Five Books of Moses, or the scroll containing them and read in the synagogue; it can also imply all sacred Jewish literature.
"law" a transliteration Hebrew word for law and signifies the first five books of the Hebrew Text
Heb. Written and oral law contained in the Five Books of Moses.
The first book of the Tanach, the Torah is the text of the Jewish people. It contains the books: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Bereyshith Shmoth Vaikra Bamidbar D'varim
'Law' or 'Teaching' the Five books of Moses
Pentateuch. Also called the 5 Books of Moses. Literally: Law. The Torah comprises the word of YHWH revealed to Moses.
1. The Pentateuch 2. The entire body of the Jewish religious literature, law and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud.
The word "Torah" in the Scriptures is usually, but not always, translated as "law." However, its Hebrew meaning is actually much broader than that - it means "teaching, instruction." The Hebrew mindset sees the Torah, not as a list of commandments that we are obligated to keep, but as an entire way of life - and as a privilege with which we have been BLESSED. For a great example of this, just try reading the entirety of Psalm 119 and see what it has to say about "the law" (Torah), commandments, and precepts of YHWH.
The written codification of Jewish law, attributed to Moses and transmitted by the Pentateuch.
The handwritten scroll that contains the five books of Moses. Torah comes from the Hebrew root which means 'to shoot' (as in to aim) and means 'Teaching,' or 'instruction.'
The first five books of the Bible, dictated by God to Moses, which collectively are known as the Pentateuch, or the Chumash.
The Torah, containing the Holy texts of the five books of Moses, the Prophets, and the Writings was given to Moses on Mount Sinai shortly after the Egyptians freed the people of Israel (the Jewish nation) from slavery. God gave these teachings to Moses.
The books of Moses. The first five books of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. Keep in mind that the Talmudic contributors could not distinguish between the written Torah and the Oral traditions. It is inconceivable in their minds that a person could keep the instructions in the Torah without the oral traditions. See Avoth 1:1 footnotes.
Hebrew for "teaching, instruction," the proper noun refers to the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) which comprise the central teachings of Judaism; also called the Pentateuch.
(Hebrew, "Law"). The first five books of the Jewish Bible. Also known as the Five Books of Moses or the Pentateuch. See Jewish Texts: Torah.
the Five Books of Moses; see Holy Books
the pre-eminent source of Jewish laws and the source of all 613 mitzvoh. It is essentially the first five books of the Bible and can literally be translated as 'teacher'. It was given to Moses directly by G-d and so is considered to be the Word of G-d.
The five books of Moses; the whole body of Judaism's religious ethical literature.
The Five Books of Moses, the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a mitzvah, sine qua non. The Torah itself is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is read Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle.
( to ø raa) The Pentateuch; also, the whole body of Jewish teaching and law.
The first book of the Tanach, the Torah is the text of the Jewish people. It contains the books: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy Beraysheet Shmoat Vayikra Bamidbar D'vareem
"Law of Moses", the Revelation G-d gave to Moshe in the presence of all Israel at Sinai. Transitted in writting in the first 5 books of the Bible (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and orally from the sages to disciple and eventually recorded so it would not be lost during exile
Literally the Law. Torah is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Bereshit (In the beginning...) (Genesis); Shemot (The names...) (Exodus); Vayikra (And He called...) (Leviticus); Bemidbar (In the wilderness...) (Numbers); Devarim (The words...) (Deuteronomy).
The English transliteration of the Hebrew word for "Law." It often refers to the Pentateuch.
the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition
(Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services
a scroll containing the Five Books of Moses (Old Testament), central to Jewish law and learning
a scroll made from kosher animal parchment, with the entire text of the Five Books of Moses written in it by a sofer, or ritual scribe
(toe-RAH) Literally, â€œTeachingâ€ or â€œInstruction,â€ it may denote the first five books of the Bible, the actual scroll in the ark of the synagogue, and in its broadest sense, all Jewish law and learning.
A sacred book of teachings, an inclusive term that refers to all that God has revealed about Himself, history of the Jewish people, and the conduct that is required of them.
Literal translation: "teaching." Simply, the Five Books of Moses handwritten on a parchment scroll, but usually is understood to encompass everything which flows this (Judaism).
In Judaism, the body of wisdom and law contained in Jewish Scripture and other sacred literature and oral tradition.
The Pentateuch, the Prophets and the Writings. -- Literally "teaching" or "instruction" or "guidance." Often translated "the Law" in English Bibles, as in "the Law of the LORD is perfect" (Psalm 19:7 [verse 8 in Hebrew])
"Teaching". The first five books of the Hebrew Scripture (Bible), also referred to as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses. (The word "Torah" can mean "law" when referring to required practices.)
The term's earliest use meant "instruction," applied to priestly rulings or instructions. It came to be applied to the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Later it could be used of all of Scripture, and later still of the entire Jewish way of life.
The first five books of the Hebrew scriptures, i.e. the Old Testament.
The first five books of the Hebrew scriptures; all the laws of Judaism are based on the Torah.
strictly and commonly speaking, Torah is defined as "law" and refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament. More broadly, it may refer to the whole Old Testament or the whole of Jewish religious writing both ancient and modern (Soulen, Handbook of Biblical Criticism).
the first five books of the Hebrew bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy). The entire Torah is read over the course of a year and portions are read every Shabbat.
Means 'instruction' and refers to the books of Moshe -- the 'law' comprised of the books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. 'Torah' is also used loosely in traditional Judaism to mean all Jewish law, Scriptural and oral.
Books of Law in the Old Testament.
teaching, the Law; variously used to signify (a) the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures written by Moshe, (b) the entire body of Hebrew Scriptures (the so-called “Old Testament” — this is the sense in which Yeshua usually used the word), or (c) the lifestyle that is to be lived by an observant Jew, including the teachings of the Rabbis.
The Five Books of Moses. The Bible
A Hebrew noun coming from the verb "to teach." It has the basic meaning of teaching or instruction, but it is usually translated law.
Written Law; the five books of Moshe (Moses).
The Mosaic law; the Pentateuch
1) Instruction from God; God's laws and teaching for the Jewish people and in a wider sense for all humankind; 2) The first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy); 3) The whole of the Hebrew Bible; 4) The entire corpus of the Oral Tradition (Midrash, Mishnah, Talmud). The precise meaning of this word is best determined by the context in which it appears.
In the narrow sense this means the Five Books of Moses, given to Moses in separate scrolls. It is written by hand on sheepskin parchment. Today it means Jewish wisdom, Jewish Knowledge, and Jewish Law. "It was God's teaching which He sent as a guide for humanity. Fot that reason the scribes and teachers valued every single word of the holy books." (See Grayzel, Solomon: A History of the Jews. A Mentor Book. New American Library, N.Y., 1948.)
Torah can be used to refer to the five books of Moses or to the entire body of Jewish studies.
The Five Books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy). "Torah" is sometimes used more broadly to refer to any Jewish learning.
(Hebrew: teaching, instruction) The five books of Moses in Hebrew Scriptures, the Pentateuch.
Instruction found in the Five Books of Moses, or instructions of Moses; mistranslated "Law"
(to-RAH) The first five books of the Hebrew bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) portions of which are read every Shabbat. Traditionally, a reading of the entire Torah is complete in one year.
Hebrew for the first five books of scriptures; traditionally called the "Books of Moses;" also, a hand-written scroll containing the five books of Moses.
(Law, law)--â€œTeaching.â€ The Five Books of Moses, being the first of the three parts of the Tanakh. Usually translated â€œLawâ€ since Greek uses the word nomos to render Hebrew Torah.
tow-rah]: Arabic name for the holy book revealed to Prophet Moses thousands of years ago. For Muslims, the Torah was a scriptural precursor to the Qurâ€(tm)an, just as Moses was a predecessor of Muhammad in the history of divinely revealed monotheism.
the Revelation that Allah sent down to Moses. It is the Jewish Holy Book
The sacred text of the Hebrew faith. Torah is the Hebrew word for Law, in this case God's law for living a spiritual life here on Earth and in the after life.
The Hebrew word for instruction, this term designates in its narrowest sense the first five books of the Jewish Bible (Genesis to Deuteronomy), and in its broadest sense authoritative teaching of whatever source. Rabbinic tradition distinguishes between God's revealed instruction disclosed preeminently in scripture (the written Torah) and the subsequent interpretive tradition of that revelation (oral Torah, some of which has been compiled in written sources like the Mishnah, the Gemara, the Talmud, etc.).
A Hebrew expression that refers specifically to "the law," meaning the five books of Moses. In a much broader sense it means spiritual instruction or teaching.
The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament. The Torah consists of three main sections â€“ civil, moral and sacrificial laws. The Torah was to be the "constitution" of the Jewish nation.
Mosaic law or the first five books of the Bible. (pp. 39-40)
Hebrew term for the Books of the Law embodied in the Pentateuch which regulated the religious, moral, and social life of Israel. By a natural development, the word "torah" has come to mean a scroll containing written collections of priestly decisions as well as the Pentateuch. Return to Theme
The Hebrew pronunciation for this word is TOE-rah, the Yiddish is TOY-rah. The Torah contains the first five books of the Bible, called the Five books of Moses or the Pentateuch. These writings are placed on a big scroll, a fine parchment roll. The Torah speaks of the Jewish faith, morality, ethics, values, laws, social thought, and culture. A portion of the Torah is read in the synagogue or temple every Monday, Thursday, Sabbath, and holiday. It's quite festive after the reading of the Torah is completed each year. The scrolls are paraded around the temple seven times. Then the reading begins from the beginning again! This symbolizes the belief that the Torah, and its worship and study, has no end.
First 5 books of the Jewish Bible Also refers to the whole of Jewish law also common term for a chassidic teaching
'teaching', Jewish sacred law and instruction
Literally, teaching. The five books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Also called the Pentateuch or Chumash. Often erroneously called the Law.
Hebr. The Mosaic Law; the book or scroll of the Law; sacred learning.
Hebrew for: "teaching" or "instruction." The first five books of the Hebrew Bible. In Jewish tradition it is believed that these books were written by God and given by Moses at Mount Sinai. They tell the early history of humanity and of the people of Israel, and contain many commandments.
(TOH-ruh) In its narrowest sense, Torah is Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. In its broadest sense, Torah is the entire body of Jewish teachings.
The five books of Moses. The word means teaching and so also means all learning. The Torah is central to Jewish life. It is considered to be the word of God, whether actually written by Him or inspired by Him, so it is treated with all due reverence and love. It is Holy Writ about 3000 years old. It is called the Old Testament by Christians but not by Jews who do not recognize any new testament. The Torah scrolls (Sefer Torah) used in the synagogue are written on parchment and stitched together to form one long roll containing every word as it has been written for three thousand years by faithful meticulous scribes. In book form it is still treated with reverence. Here it contains the tropes and commentaries and translations to various degrees.
Hebrew, meaning "law" or "instruction;" the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures, traditionally called the "Books of Moses."
Torah () is a Hebrew word meaning "teaching," "instruction," or "law". It is the central and most important document of Judaism revered by Jews through the ages. It is also very important to Christians, as it constitutes part of their bibles.