תּוֹרָה Strong’s #8451 torah

Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Genesis 26:5



One of the most misunderstood words in the Hebrew Bible is the Hebrew word torah. This word is usually translated as “law,” which by definition is a set of rules and regulations established by a government and are enforced with the threat of fines or imprisonment. However, the word torah literally means “teachings,” a set of instructions given by a teacher or parent in order to foster maturity, and is enforced with discipline and encouragement.