the Torah

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Torah

1 : the wisdom and law contained in Jewish sacred writings and oral tradition
2 : the first five books of the Jewish Bible that are used in a synagogue for religious services

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : the body of wisdom and law contained in Jewish Scripture and other sacred literature and oral tradition

  2. : the five books of Moses constituting the Pentateuch

  3. : a leather or parchment scroll of the Pentateuch used in a synagogue for liturgical purposes


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