Frequent question: How many Hebrew Bibles are there?

Are all Hebrew bibles the same?

The Jewish and Christian Bibles do not contain the same books and they are not arranged in the same order. There is a different “canon,” a different listing of the biblical books in the collections that Jews call Tanakh and Christians call the Old Testament.

How old is the Hebrew Bible?

Until now, many scholars have held that the Hebrew Bible originated in the 6th century B.C., because Hebrew writing was thought to stretch back no further. But the newly deciphered Hebrew text is about four centuries older, scientists announced this month.

Is the Torah older than the Bible?

The Torah is written in Hebrew, the oldest of Jewish languages. It is also known as Torat Moshe, the Law of Moses. The Torah is the first section or first five books of the Jewish bible.

Is the Torah the same as the Bible?

The term Torah is also used to designate the entire Hebrew Bible. Since for some Jews the laws and customs passed down through oral traditions are part and parcel of God’s revelation to Moses and constitute the “oral Torah,” Torah is also understood to include both the Oral Law and the Written Law.

Is Hebrew in the Bible?

The contents of the Hebrew Bible is similar to the Protestant Christian Old Testament, in which the material is divided into 39 books and arranged in a different order.

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Period 8th/7th centuries BCE – 2nd/1st centuries BCE
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