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To·rah

also to·rah  (tôr′ə, toir′ə, tô-rä′)
n. Judaism
1. The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. See Table at Bible.
2. A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
3. The entire body of religious law and learning including both sacred literature and oral tradition.

[Hebrew tôrâ, law, instruction, from hôrâ, to throw, direct, teach, derived stem of yārâ, to throw, shoot; see wrw in Semitic roots.]

Torah

(ˈtəʊrə; Hebrew tɔˈra)
n
1. (Judaism)
a. the Pentateuch
b. the scroll on which this is written, used in synagogue services
2. (Judaism) the whole body of traditional Jewish teaching, including the Oral Law
3. (Judaism) (modifier) promoting or according with traditional Jewish Law
[C16: from Hebrew: precept, from yārāh to instruct]

To•rah

or To•ra

(ˈtoʊr ə, ˈtɔr ə; Heb. toʊˈrɑ)

n., pl. -rahs or -ras for 2. (sometimes l.c.)
1. the Pentateuch.
2. a parchment scroll on which the Pentateuch is written, used in synagogue services.
3. the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud.
4. law or instruction.
[< Hebrew tōrāh instruction, law]

Torah

1. the first flve books of the Old Testament; the Pentateuch.
2. a scroll of these scriptures in Hebrew used for liturgical purposes. Also called Sepher Torah.
3. the entire body of Jewish law and tradition as found in the Old Testament and the Talmud.
See also: Judaism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Torah - the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral traditionTorah - the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition
2.Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unitTorah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
Book of Genesis, Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Book of Exodus, Exodus - the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
Book of Leviticus, Leviticus - the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
Book of Numbers, Numbers - the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
Book of Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy - the fifth book of the Old Testament; contains a second statement of Mosaic law
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hebrew Scripture, Tanach, Tanakh - the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
3.Torah - (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is writtenTorah - (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
scroll, roll - a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
Translations

Torah

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