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Torah Card

In this lesson we will explore what the Torah is and how it applies to our lives today.

The Torah is the word of Yahweh our Elohim. Yahweh spoke to Moshe and Moshe then spoke to the children of Israel, for an example of how this was done see:

Vayikra (Leviticus) 4:1-3, 1)Now Yahweh spoke to Moshe, saying, 2) "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If a person sins unintentionally against any of the commandments of Yahweh [in anything] which ought not to be done, and does any of them, 3) 'if the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer to Yahweh for his sin which he has sinned a young bull without blemish as a sin offering. This explains how the Torah was originally given to the Children of Israel. So after all was said, then Moshe wrote it all down and had it placed beside the Ark of the Covenant.

The original Torah was most likely written on a sheep or goats skin because there wasn't a lot of note book paper lying around in the wilderness or even in the cities and towns for that matter. The Torah scrolls that are written today are also written on sheepskin. It was one continuous written book called a scroll. The Torah scroll was written in the Hebrew language and it is still written in the Hebrew language today. Based on the text in (Devarim (Deuteronomy) 31:24-26, 24) So it was, when Moshe had completed writing the words of this Torah in a scroll, when they were finished, 25) that Moshe commanded the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, saying: 26) Take this Scroll of the Torah, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your Elohim, that it may be there as a witness against you;) we can see that it was Moshe who wrote the Torah.

We now have what we call the Bible and the Torah has been broken up into five books and placed in the beginning of the Bible. So now we call the first five books of the Bible the Torah. But remember that the Torah is still a stand alone document given to us from Yahweh.

The first five Books are called:

  1. Bresheet (Genesis)
  2. Shemot (Exodus)
  3. Vayikra (Leviticus)
  4. Bemidbar (Numbers)
  5. Devarim (Deuteronomy)

Yahweh says that His Torah is for everyone. This is stated very clearly in:

Shemot 12:49 one law shall be for the native-born and for the stranger who dwells among you.

Vayikra 24:22 You shall have the same Torah for the stranger and for one from your own country; for I [am] Yahweh your Elohim.

Bemidbar 15:16 one Torah and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.

So this is how the Torah was and so this is how the Torah is today and forever.

The word Torah can be translated as instruction. So the Torah is our instruction book on how we should live our lives.

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