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The Torah (or the Books of the Law) are the first five books of the [[Bible]]. The first book, [[Genesis]], tells about the creation of the universe and [[God]] choosing a person ([[Abraham]]) to be the father of his people. The next four books ([[Exodus]] to [[Deuteronomy]]) describe God saving his people from slavery in [[Egypt]] and giving them the law by which they were to live, including the [[Ten Commandments]].
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The Torah (or the Books of the Law) are the first five books of the [[Bible]]. The first book, [[Genesis]], tells about the creation of the universe and [[God]] choosing a person ([[Abraham]]) to be the father of his people. The next four books ([[Exodus]] to [[Deuteronomy]]) describe God saving his people from slavery in [[Egypt]] and giving them the law by which they were to live, including the [[Ten Commandments]]. The word Torah itself actually means "teaching" or "instruction" or "law" in [[Hebrew]].  
 
 
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The Torah (or the Books of the Law) are the first five books of the [[Bible]]. The Torah is the most important document in Judaism, revered as the inspired word of God, traditionally said to have been revealed to Moses.  
 
 
 
The word Torah means "teaching" or "instruction" or "law" in [[Hebrew]]. It is also known as the '''Five Books of Moses''' or the '''Law of Moses'''.
 
  
The Torah is the first five books of the [[Tanakh]] (or Hebrew Bible) and of the [[Old Testament]] of the [[Bible]]. The five books are as follows:
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The Books of the Law
The Torah
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List of Books of the Bible

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The Torah (or the Books of the Law) are the first five books of the Bible. The first book, Genesis, tells about the creation of the universe and God choosing a person (Abraham) to be the father of his people. The next four books (Exodus to Deuteronomy) describe God saving his people from slavery in Egypt and giving them the law by which they were to live, including the Ten Commandments. The word Torah itself actually means "teaching" or "instruction" or "law" in Hebrew.

The five books are as follows:

Authorship

Traditionally, Moses is believed to be the author.

Views on historical accuracy

Genesis

The first book, Genesis, tells about the creation of the universe and God choosing a person (Abraham) to be the father of his people.

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

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