What is the Torah?
Torah is a word that many people know, but not everyone understands what it means. The word Torah has more than one meaning, so it is helpful to know the context in which it is being used and by whom. Unfortunately, many English translations of Torah render it as “law,” which is a limited translation of the Hebrew word.
For those with an interest in the Torah's place in the Bible, the booklet traces its role from Genesis to Revelation and explains why it is helpful to refer to a specific section of Scripture as the Torah, for understanding many difficult passages in the New Testament, or even the Prophets and Psalms of the Old Testament, depends upon understanding the place of the Torah as the “Law of Moses” in its historical context. For instance, why does Jesus tell the woman at the well that “Salvation is of the Jews”?
The Jews have guarded and kept the Torah for thousands of years, and Zechariah prophesies of a time when righteous people from the nations will seek out a Jew for direction in finding his way to Jerusalem, the Holy City:
'…So many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.' Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'In those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, “"Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’"
Looking at the ancient Scriptures from Jesus’ very Jewish point of view will explain his statement concerning salvation and Zechariah’s prophecy of unity in spiritual direction between Jew and Gentile.
This is Book 1 in the BEKY Book series: Books Encouraging the Kingdom of Yeshua.
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