All the people gathered themselves together as one man into the wide place that was before the water gate, and they spoke to Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses that Yahweh had commanded to Israel. Bible

“the law of Moses.” The Hebrew is “the torah of Moses,” where “torah” is much more than “law.” The torah involves instruction in many different ways (see commentary on Prov. 1:8).

Commentary for: Nehemiah 8:1