A-Z: General definitions: Law


1. A term for the first five books of the Bible (also called the Torah or Pentateuch). Torah means instruction, doctrine, law'. 2. Instruction and guidelines covering every aspect of life contained in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). The basis of the law is said to have been given to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17).


From Hebrew Torah, meaning 'instruction, doctrine, law'

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