What does Torah mean?

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ˈtoʊr ə, ˈtɔr ə; Heb. toʊˈrɑTo·rah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Torah(noun)

    the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition

  2. Torah, Pentateuch, Laws(noun)

    the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit

  3. Torah(noun)

    (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services


  1. Torah(Noun)

    A specially written scroll containing the five books of Moses, such as those used in religious services.

    An anonymous donor has provided us with a lovely new Torah.

  2. Torah(Noun)

    A book containing the five books of Moses.

    There was a lovely leather-bound Torah on the bookshelf.

  3. Torah(ProperNoun)

    The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, attributed to Moses and therefore also known as the Five Books of Moses.

    Tradition holds that the Torah was handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai.

  4. Torah(ProperNoun)

    The full body of written Jewish law, including the Tanakh, the Talmud, the Mishnah and the midrashic texts.

    It says in the Torah that both gossip and murder cause irreparable damage.

  5. Torah(ProperNoun)

    The whole of Jewish law, both written and unwritten.

  6. Torah(ProperNoun)

    The encompassing philosophy of Judaism.

  7. Origin: From תורה.


  1. Torah

    Torah is a central concept in the Jewish tradition. It has a range of meanings: it can most specifically mean the first five books of the Tanakh, it can mean this, plus the rabbinic commentaries on it, it can mean the continued narrative from Genesis to the end of the Tanakh, it can even mean the totality of Jewish teaching and practice. Common to all these meanings, Torah consists of the foundational narrative of the Jewish people: their call into being by Yahweh, their trials and tribulations, and their covenant with their God, which involves following a way of life embodied in a set of religious obligations and civil laws. In its most specific meaning, it consists of the first five books of the Tanakh written in Biblical Hebrew. The names of each of these books in Hebrew are taken from the first phrase in each book: Bereshit, Shemot, Vayikra, Bamidbar and Devarim. In rabbinic literature the word Torah denotes both these five books, Torah Shebichtav, and an Oral Torah, Torah Shebe'al Peh. The Oral Torah consists of the traditional interpretations and amplifications handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation and now embodied in the Talmud and Midrash.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Torah

    tō′ra, n. the Mosaic law: the book of the law, the Pentateuch.—Also Thō′rah. [Heb.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Torah

    Torah is an Aramaic term for Holy Scriptures.In Tagalog language, a same word existed with meaning " Teaching".

    Ang Katuruang Dyudayismo at Kristyanismo ay nakasalig sa mga nakasulat sa Torah.( The doctrines of Judaism and Christianity are based on the writings in Torah.

    Submitted by JP03 on November 26, 2014  

How to say Torah in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Torah in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Torah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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