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To"rah, To"ra (?), n.; pl. Toroth (#). [Heb. tOrAh.] (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 . . .
(3) The Kethubim, or the "Writings," generally termed Hagiographa.
C. H. H. Wright.

 

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