Share this entry

Share this page


Syllabification: Hex·a·teuch
Pronunciation: /ˈheksəˌt(y)o͞ok

Definition of Hexateuch in English:


The first six books of the Bible (Genesis to Joshua) collectively.
Example sentences
  • It has hardly been possible to trace out and dissect the various constituents of the Hexateuch.
  • According to von Rad, the Hexateuch grew out of liturgical recitations


late 19th century: from hexa- 'six' + Greek teukhos 'book'.

Definition of Hexateuch in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together