from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. See Table at Bible.
- n. Judaism A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
- n. Judaism The entire body of religious law and learning including both sacred literature and oral tradition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, attributed to Moses and therefore also known as the Five Books of Moses.
- proper n. The full body of written Jewish law, including the Tanakh, the Talmud, the Mishnah and the midrashic texts.
- proper n. The whole of Jewish law, both written and unwritten.
- proper n. The encompassing philosophy of Judaism.
- n. A specially written scroll containing the five books of Moses, such as those used in religious services.
- n. A book containing the five books of Moses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A law; a precept.
- n. Divine instruction; revelation.
- n. The Pentateuch or “Law of Moses.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Hebrew literature, any decision or instruction in matters of law and conduct given by a sacred authority; the revealed will of God; specifically, the (Mosaic) law; hence, the book of the law, the Pentateuch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a synagogue during services
- n. the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
- n. the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition including the oral tradition
ACADEMIC NONSENSE, SCIENCE, AND TORAH ... the naivety of the standard claim that Torah is anti-Science
Torah is the Hebrew word commonly translated "law" in the English scriptures but it actually means "teaching."
In fact, the word Yarrah i.e. the root of the Hebrew word Torah means precisely the same thing.
The Qur'an holds some of the same story as the Bible, and unless I'm mistaken, the Torah is the original old testament.
Excuse me, the Torah is the central icon of the Judaic faith.
The principles of this religion are contained in a book written in the Hebrew tongue, which they call the Torah, or law, composed of several precepts, promises, and threatenings; together with histories of things past, and prophecies of things to come: this book, they say, was written by men inspired by God himself; and therefore they avouch it not to be of human invention, but merely of divine institution.
Whether you wish to call Orthodox Juaism a separate religion from heterodox Judaism, which denies many of Orthodox Judaism’s most basic beliefs, including the belief in Torah-mi-Sinai and the belief in the Oral Torah, is your affair for reasons of your own.
The Torah is clearly interested in both of the sons of Abraham and wants its readers to be concerned with them as well.
Torah is part of Christianity just as it is part Judaism.
The Torah is considered unchanged, the Bible .. well …