# Jewish sources of authority

For many Jewish people, texts are the most important - the (Bible) and the (). The most important texts today are the and the . The word 'Torah' can be used in different ways. It can mean the whole of the Tenakh, the first five books, or the whole of Jewish teaching.

## The Tenakh

The Tenakh consists of 24 books. These books are also found in a different order in the of the Christian . There are three sections to the Tenakh. The Torah (five books of Moses) is the most important section. The Torah contains the , along with other religious principles or rules, such as the (Prophets) and the (Writings). The is a collection of various commentaries on the Tenakh by ancient and early medieval .

The Tenakh consists of 24 books. These are split into three sections, namely the Torah, the Nevi’im and the Ketuvim.