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Is the Talmud a holy book?
The other Holy Book for the Jewish religion is the Talmud which includes the Mishnah, which means “repetition” or “study” and the Gemara, which means “addition” or “completion.”
Is the Talmud the Torah?
The Talmud contains the history of the Jewish religion, as well as their laws and beliefs. It is the basic tool for learning the ethics behind the customs of their religion. Torah, on the other hand, is the Hebrew word for “instruction.” The Torah is most widely known as the five books of Moses.
Where did the Talmud come from?
The Talmud developed in two major centres of Jewish scholarship: Babylonia and Palestine. The Jerusalem or Palestinian Talmud was completed c. 350, and the Babylonian Talmud (the more complete and authoritative) was written down c. 500, but was further edited for another two centuries.
Why is the Talmud necessary?
The Talmud records the legal and religious discussions thousands of rabbis had over centuries until it was compiled in about 500 CE. It constitutes the foundation of Jewish law, practice and customs to this very day and forms the core curriculum of Orthodox yeshivas.
Who is Talmud in the Bible?
The Hebrew term Talmud (“study” or “learning”) commonly refers to a compilation of ancient teachings regarded as sacred and normative by Jews from the time it was compiled until modern times and still so regarded by traditional religious Jews.
What is the Talmud in the Bible?
Who wrote down the 10 Commandments?
After “the LORD came down upon mount Sinai”, Moses went up briefly and returned with stone tablets and prepared the people, and then in Exodus 20 “God spoke” to all the people the words of the covenant, that is, the “ten commandments” as it is written.
Who really wrote the 10 Commandments?
Descriptions of Moses going up Mt. Sinai (e.g., Exodus 19, Exodus 24, Deuteronomy 4) say that he received the Ten Commandments there (Exodus 31:18 – “He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God”).