To·rah /ˈtorə, ˈtɔr; ˈtɔɪrə/
To·rah, To·ra n.; pl. Toroth . Jewish Lit. (a) A law; a precept.
A considerable body of priestly Toroth. --S. R. Driver.
(b) Divine instruction; revelation.
Tora, . . . before the time of Malachi, is generally used of the revelations of God's will made through the prophets. --T. K. Cheyne.
(c) The Pentateuch or “Law of Moses.”
The Hebrew Bible is divided into three parts: (1) The Torah, =\“Law,” or Pentateuch. (2) The Prophets (Nevi'im in Hebrew) . . . (3) The Kethubim, or the “Writings,” generally termed Hagiographa. From the first letters of these three parts, the word “Tanakh” is derived, and used by Jews as the name of their Bible, the Christian Old Testament.\= --C. H. H. Wright.
n 1: the whole body of the Jewish sacred writings and tradition
including the oral tradition
2: the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible
considered as a unit [syn: Pentateuch, Laws]
3: (Judaism) the scroll of parchment on which the first five
books of the Hebrew Scripture is written; is used in a
synagogue during services