Tanakh

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Ta·nakh

or Ta·nach  (tä-näKH′)
[Post-Biblical Hebrew Tanak, acronym derived from the initial letters of the Hebrew names for the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings, t(ôrâ), n(əbî'îm), k(ətûbôt) : tôrâ, the Torah; see Torah + nəbî'îm, the Prophets + from plural of nābî', prophet; see nbʔ in Semitic roots) + kətûbôt, the Writings (from plural of kətûbâ, feminine of kətûb, passive participle of kātab; see ktb in Semitic roots).]
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Noun1.Tanakh - the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the WritingsTanakh - the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
Laws, Pentateuch, Torah - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Christian theologians should not only study the Old Testament and 1st-century Judaism in order to understand Jesus and the New Testament, but they should also become disciples of present-day Jewish thinkers because they know best how to interpret the Tenach (the Old Testament).
We have a common source, the Old Testament or Tenach, but the Jewish and Christian traditions each have their own understanding of God's design and their own interpretation of the common source.