Torah definition

tôrə, toirə, tô-rä
The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures.
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The entire body of religious law and learning including both sacred literature and oral tradition.
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A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
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Learning, law, instruction, etc.
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The Pentateuch.
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A parchment scroll containing the Pentateuch.
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The whole body of Jewish religious literature, including the Scripture and the Talmud.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
torah
Plural:
torahs

Origin of torah

  • Hebrew tôrâ law, instruction from hôrâ to throw, direct, teach derived stem of yārâ to throw, shoot wrw in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition