How many letters are in the Torah?

How many words are in the Torah?

How many verses are in the Torah?

How many chapters are in the Torah?

How many letters, words, verses, and chapters are in every sefer of the Torah?

How many letters are in the Tanach?

How many words are in the Tanach?

How many verses are in the Tanach?

How many chapters are in the Tanach?

How many letters, words, verses, and chapters are in every sefer of the Tanach?

I just want to get a sense of how big it is. And to compare with other texts. Statistics.

  • Which version of the Torah? – Double AA Aug 5 '14 at 17:22
  • this for the torah aishdas.org/toratemet/en_pamphlet9.html – rosends Aug 5 '14 at 17:29
  • Of note is the Gemara in Kiddushin 30a. Though not a single statistic mentioned there is accurate. – DonielF Sep 15 '16 at 3:21
  • Note that chapters are a christian addition and do not necessarily follow any Jewish divisions. for example, chapter two in Bereishis starts with shabbat, while the mesorah puts it at the end of the six days of creation (chapter 1) – sabbahillel Sep 15 '16 at 13:30

There are 304,805 letters in the Torah.

There are 79,976 words in the Torah.

There are 5,888 or 5,845 verses in the Torah.

Bereishit (Genesis)

  • 12 Sidrot
  • 50 Chapters
  • 1,534 Verses

Shmot (Exodus)

  • 11 Sidrot
  • 40 Chapter
  • 1,209 Verses

Vayikra (Leviticus)

  • 10 Sidrot
  • 27 Chapters
  • 859 Verses

Bamidbar (Numbers)

  • 10 Sidrot
  • 36 Chapters
  • 1,288 Verses

Devarim (Deuteronomy)

  • 11 Sidrot
  • 34 Chapters
  • 955 Verses

Sources:

http://www.torahtots.com/torah/tanach_facts.htm. http://www.aishdas.org/toratemet/en_pamphlet9.html

  • This is a community wiki, add on the answers I did not add. – user6781 Aug 5 '14 at 18:55
  • How do you know this? Which version of the text are you using? – Double AA Aug 5 '14 at 18:55
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    "Which version of the text are you using?" I do not get that question. We all use the same Torah. (Which was written by Moshe Rabbeinu) – user6781 Aug 5 '14 at 18:56
  • How many letters does your Torah have in Bamidbar 1:17? Mine has 35. Is that what yours has? – Double AA Aug 5 '14 at 18:58
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    You give two different total counts for the number of verses, but only one count for each book, so there's no explanation of where the discrepancy comes from. – TRiG Aug 6 '14 at 14:25

How many letters, words, verses and chapters are in the Torah?

According to Even-Shoshan's קונקורדנציה חדשה לתנ"ך :

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Note: Kidushim 30a mention that there are 5.888 verses in torah.

How many words are in the Tanach?

  • Torah: 79,847 words (according to E.S.)
  • Neviim: 141,414 words (also, according to E. S.)
  • Kesuvim: 83,640 words (according to Spelling in the Hebrew Bible by Francis I. Anderson. Total = 304,901 words in Tanach.

How many verses are in the Tanach?

8,064 verses, according to Francis I. Anderson's book above.

How many chapters are in the Tanach?

This site has the quantity of perakim in every sefer of the Tanach.

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