Torah

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The Torah

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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List of Books of the Bible

Old Testament

New Testament


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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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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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