Yarah in Hebrew means ‘to throw, to cast, direct, teach, instruct.’ Yarah is the root of the word Torah and suggests that Torah is like a target, the goal to which we are to attain. Torah, instructions, and teachings are found 598 times in the Complete Jewish Bible.
God,’ ‘law of the LORD,’ the ‘law of Moses.’ According to God, it is to be guarded and observed in order to have abundant life. In the Complete Jewish Bible, Torah is found 410 times; 174 in the Old Testament and 236 in the New. arded and observed for life.
met in Hebrew means ‘truth, right, faithful.’ The word ‘truth’ is found 77 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The ‘truth’ as written in the Torah sanctifies (John 17:17). The ‘truth’ is a teaching guide for life. Speaking ‘truth’ will bring persecution. The teachings of Yeshua are ‘truth’ because he is the ‘truth’ (John 14:6). Obeying the ‘truth’ sets God’s people apart from the rest of the world. True worship requires ‘truth’ (John 4:24).
Psalm 119 is about loving God’s Torah, His statutes, commands and precepts. It is broken up into sections with strange looking words or letters which are the Hebrew alphabet. In the Hebrew Scriptures, each line of each section starts with a word beginning with this letter. This is called an acrostic poem. Each Hebrew letter also has a word picture associated with it giving greater meaning and symbolism to each line of the specific letter-ed section.