noun Etymology: Hebrew tōrāh Date: 1577 1. the body of wisdom and law contained in Jewish Scripture and other sacred literature and oral tradition 2. the five books of Moses constituting the Pentateuch 3. a leather or parchment scroll of the Pentateuch used in a synagogue for liturgical purposes

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