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 (pĕn′tə-to͞ok′, -tyo͞ok′)
The first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures; the Torah.

[Middle English Pentateuke, from Late Latin Pentateuchus, from Greek Pentateukhos : penta-, penta- + teukhos, implement, vessel, scroll case; see dheugh- in Indo-European roots.]

Pen′ta·teuch′al adj.
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(Bible) the first five books of the Old Testament regarded as a unity
[C16: from Church Latin pentateuchus, from Greek penta- + teukhos tool (in Late Greek: scroll)]
ˌPentaˈteuchal adj
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(ˈpɛn təˌtuk, -ˌtyuk)

the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Compare Hagiographa, Prophets.
[< Late Latin Pentateuchus < Late Greek pentáteuchos= Greek penta- penta- + teûchos tool, vessel (Late Greek: scroll case book)]
Pen′ta•teuch`al, adj.
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The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, called the Five Books of Moses.
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Noun1.Pentateuch - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unitPentateuch - the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
Book of Genesis, Genesis - the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
Book of Exodus, Exodus - the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
Book of Leviticus, Leviticus - the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents
Book of Numbers, Numbers - the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt
Book of Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy - the fifth book of the Old Testament; contains a second statement of Mosaic law
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Hebrew Scripture, Tanach, Tanakh - the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
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[ˈpentətjuːk] NPentateuco m
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ndie fünf Bücher plMose, Pentateuch m
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"'That they are fickle-minded and treacherous is as true as the Pentateuch," said Buzi-Ben-Levi, "but that is only toward the people of Adonai.
"You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with the results of modern research.
All knowledge is not couched in Moses' law, The Pentateuch, or what the Prophets wrote; The Gentiles also know, and write, and teach To admiration, led by Nature's light; And with the Gentiles much thou must converse, Ruling them by persuasion, as thou mean'st.
Their topics include criteria and periodization in dating biblical texts to parts of the Persian period, Jeremiah's relations with the Minor Prophets: a window into the formation of the Book of the Twelve, dating Zechariah 1-8: the evidence in favor of and against understanding Zechariah 3 and 4 as sixth-century texts, how to identify a Persian period text in the Pentateuch, the Aaronic blessing in Numbers 6: its intention and place in the concept of the Pentateuch, and dating Esther: historicity and the provenance of Masoretic Esther.
Chapters 6 to 11 then survey Israelite religions throughout the major eras of the Hebrew Bible, starting with two long chapters on the traditions of the Pentateuch and ending with a short chapter on religions in the exilic and postexilic periods.
2) First in the world Samaritan Pentateuch Translation in English and Russian, as well as a free electronic copy of the text.
In this paper, I will show, as Burrows first did nearly a century ago, (5) that, in contrast, the author of Ezekiel was familiar with the entire Pentateuch, as were other biblical writers, such as the author of Psalm 106.
(1.) Paul Isaac Hershon, The Pentateuch According to the Talmud: Genesis (London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1883), 7.
They are bound to the liturgical cycle of weekly Pentateuch reading on the Sabbath, and have been critically edited on the basis of the 15th-century manuscript Evr.
The Dead Sea Scrolls have shown that a number of variants from the Masoretic Text in the Samaritan Pentateuch result from the Samaritans' use of an expansionist Pentateuch now also known from Qumran.
The document, "Rotolo 2" (Scroll 2), which contains the complete text of Pentateuch - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy - was handwritten on sheepskin parchment between 1155 and 1225 AD.
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