Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
Mishnah 16 and 17
These are the precepts whose fruits a person enjoys in this world, but whose principles remains intact for him in the World to Come; . . . early attendance at the house of study morning and evening . . . and the study of Torah is equivalent to them all.
In this passage, attendance at the house of study is listed separately from the study of Torah because each has its own merit.
There is another reason why the reward for going to study is separate from the reward of the study itself. Going is a physical action, whereas study is an intellectual action, and because the two actions are inherently different they are rewarded independently.