- learning, law, instruction, etc.
- the whole body of Jewish religious literature, including the Scripture and the Talmud
- the Pentateuch
- pl. to·roth or to′rot , to·rahs or to′ras a parchment scroll containing the Pentateuch
Origin of torahClassical Hebrew (language) tora, law ; from hora, to teach ; from root jrh, to cast, throw
- The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. See Table at Bible.
- A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
- The entire body of religious law and learning including both sacred literature and oral tradition.
Origin of TorahHebrew tôrâ, law, instruction, from hôrâ, to throw, direct, teach, derived stem of y&amacron;râ, to throw, shoot; see wrw in Semitic roots.