Definition of Hexateuch in English:

Hexateuch

Line breaks: Hexa|teuch
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛksətjuːk
 
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noun

  • The first six books of the Bible (Genesis to Joshua) collectively.
    More 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

Origin

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

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