What is the Torah? Read on to learn more about the first five books of the Hebrew Bible and their foundational message.
Study the first five books of the Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
In the first book of the Torah, Genesis, we see God create a good and perfect world. God created humanity to act as his representatives on earth. But humanity had other ideas and chose to define what was good and evil for themselves. After this decision, things go bad for humans on earth – so bad that God eventually chooses destroy them with a great flood and start over.