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I am interested in knowing how often the word "truth" or "emet appears in the Torah

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  • that might be hard to answer
    – Blorkit1
    Feb 19, 2021 at 18:06
  • do you mean all of tanach, or only the חמישי חומשי תורה
    – Blorkit1
    Feb 19, 2021 at 18:13
  • just the five books Feb 19, 2021 at 18:15
  • For a-m-t in that order, plus any prefixes or suffices, meaning some version of rectitude or truth, I count 10.
    – rosends
    Feb 19, 2021 at 18:18
  • Thank you very much! Feb 19, 2021 at 18:24

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How many times does אמת appear in the Torah?

11-Times from [Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy]. If this answer is not אמת please let me know.

  • Genesis 24:27 [MT]
  • Genesis 24:48 [MT]
  • Genesis 24:49 [MT]
  • Genesis 32:11 [MT]
  • Genesis 42:16 [MT]
  • Genesis 47:29 [MT]
  • Exodus 18:21 [MT]
  • Exodus 34:6 [MT]
  • Deuteronomy 13:15 [MT]
  • Deuteronomy 17:4 [MT]
  • Deuteronomy 22:20 [MT]
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    Amito in Gen 24:27 may not be "truth" as much as "faithfulness." The same could be said about other uses of a-m-t, that they don't mean "truth" in a literal sense.
    – rosends
    Feb 19, 2021 at 18:54
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the english word "truth" appears 3 times in Genesis, 0 times in Exodus, 0 times in Leviticus, 0 times in Numbers, and 0 times in Deuteronomy acording to Sefaria's English translations

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  • this might not be correct according to other translations
    – Blorkit1
    Feb 19, 2021 at 18:41
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In Talmudic tradition, truth is the seal of God.

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