Toroth
Torah To"rah, Tora To"ra, n.; pl. {Toroth}. [Heb. t[=o]r[=a]h.] (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 (Nevi'im in Hebrew) . . . (3) The Kethubim, or the ``Writings,'' generally termed Hagiographa. From the first letters of these three parts, the word ``Tanakh'' is derived, and used by Jews as the name of their Bible, the Christian Old Testament. --C. H. H. Wright. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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