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Torah in Judaism, the Classical Statement
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Torah means “teaching,” and in Scripture refers to the teaching that God revealed to Moses at Mount Sinai. The most familiar meaning of the word is the five books of Moses or Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). “The Torah” may also refer to the entirety of the Hebrew Scriptures (called …

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Neusner, Jacob, “Torah in Judaism, the Classical Statement”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0189>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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