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Question:  How sacred do you treat the Word of God?

 

The Bible is the inspired Word of God.  Moses is one of several that helped write
down God’s inspired Words.  The Torah is highly revered by the practicing Jew;
refer to “Covenant and Conversation” dated Oct. 8, 2005 which I have placed a copy at
the following website link: http://www.woodhurdles.com/BibleStudy/17b.pdf

 

Wikipedia states the following:

Torah (תּוֹרָה) is a Hebrew word meaning "teaching," "instruction," or "law". It is the
central and most important document of Judaism revered by Jews through the ages. It is
also very important to Christians, as it constitutes part of their bibles. It is written in
Hebrew, the oldest Jewish language. It is also called the Law of Moses (Torat Moshe
תּוֹרַת־מֹשֶׁה). Torah primarily refers to the first section of the Tanakh–the first five books
of the Tanach. The term is sometimes also used in the general sense to also include both
Judaism's written law and oral law, encompassing the entire spectrum of authoritative
Jewish religious teachings throughout history, including the Mishnah, the Talmud, the
Midrash, and more.

The five books and their names and pronunciations in the original Hebrew are as follows:

The Torah is also known as the Five Books of Moses or the Pentateuch (Greek for "five
containers," which refers to the scroll cases in which books were being kept). Other
names include Hamisha Humshei Torah (חמשה חומשי תורה, "[the] five fifths/parts [of the]
Torah") or simply the Humash (חומש "fifth"). A Sefer Torah is a formal written scroll of
the five books, written by a Torah scribe under exceptionally strict requirements.

For Jews, the Torah is traditionally accepted as the literal word of God as told to Moses
. . . .

Deuteronomy 31:19; 22; 24-26 (NIV):

19 "Now write down for yourselves this song and teach it to the
       Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness
       for me against them.
22
So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the
     Israelites.
24 After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from
     beginning to end,
25 he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the
      covenant of the LORD :
26 "Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the
      covenant of the LORD your God. There it will remain as a witness
      against you.

For additional reading, please see:

Exodus 24:3-5; Deuteronomy 4:12-14 & 31:8-10 & 31:19-23;
Daniel 5:4-6; 1 John 2:12-14; and 2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 

 

References:

Information (and picture) referenced were from the following websites Jan. 18, 2007:

http://www.biblegateway.com

http://bible.cc/deuteronomy/31-24.htm

http://scripturetext.com/deuteronomy/31-24.htm

http://www.bible.ort.org/intro1.asp?lang=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torah

http://www.chiefrabbi.org/thoughts/vayelech5765.pdf

 

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