Torah & Pentateuch Torah noun, ( sometimes lowercase) 1. the Pentateuch, being the first of the three Jewish divisions of the OldTestament.Compare Tanach. 2. a parchment scroll on which the Pentateuch is written, used in synagogue services. 3. the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud. 4. law or instruction. Torah "the Pentateuch," 1570s, from Hebrew torah, literally "instruction, law," verbal noun from horah "he taught, showed." Pentateuch first five books of the Bible, c. 1400, from Late Latin pentateuchus (Tertullian, c.207), from Greek pentateukhos (c. 160), originally an adjective (abstracted from phrase pentateukhos biblos), from pente "five" (from PIE root *penkwe- "five") + teukhos "implement, vessel, gear" … Continue reading Torah & Pentateuch

The Trinity noun, plural Trinities for 2, 4. 1. Also called Blessed Trinity, Holy Trinity. the union of three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, or the three-fold personality of the one Divine Being. 2. a representation of this in art. 3. Trinity Sunday. 4. (lowercase) a group of three; triad. 5. (lowercase) the state of being threefold or triple. early 13c., "the Father, Son and Holy Spirit," constituting one God in prevailing Christian doctrine, from Old French trinite "Holy Trinity" (11c.), from Late Latin trinitatem (nominative trinitas) "Trinity, triad" (Tertullian), from Latin trinus "threefold, triple," from plural of trini "three at a time, threefold," related to tres (neuter tria) "three" (see three). The Latin word was … Continue reading The Trinity