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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.]
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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)]
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Pen•ta•teuch(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)]
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The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, called the Five Books of Moses.
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|Noun||1.||Pentateuch - 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
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Pentateuch[ˈpentətjuːk] N → Pentateuco m
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