Messianic Judaism 101 -
In its most limited sense, "Torah"
refers to the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
and Deuteronomy. But the word "torah" can also be used to
refer to the entire Jewish bible (the body of scripture known to
non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written
Torah), or in its broadest sense, to the whole body of Jewish law and
To non-Messianic Jews, there is no "Old
Testament." The books that Messianic Believers Jews &
Christians call the New Testament (B'rit Hadasha) are not part of
non-Messianic Jewish scripture. The Old Testament is known to Messianic Believers
& Jews as Written Torah or the Tanakh.
The Hebrew names of the first five books
are derived from the first few words of the book. The text of each book
is much the same in Jewish translations as in Christian bibles,
although there are some occasional, slight differences in the numbering
of verses and there are a few significant differences in the
TORAH (The Law):
||Name in Christian Bible
||In the beginning..
||And He called..
||In the wilderness...