Torah [Hebrew torah: instruction]
The first five books of the Jewish Bible, known as the Pentateuch.
Although traditionally ascribed to Moses, contemporary scholars suggest they have been compiled from different sources.
The Torah outlines the beginnings of the Jewish people and their patriarchs, to the Exodus from Egypt and various events in Sinai before the entry into Canaan.
The Torah also contains detailed legal instruction.
Another meaning for Torah is the scroll on which the Hebrew characters are written, normally found in a synagogue.
Torah additionally refers to the entire corpus – oral and written – of Jewish literature and law within the Old Testament and the Talmud. » Hebrew, Judaism, Kabbala, Moses, Rabbi, Yahweh
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