Definition of Hexateuch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛksətjuːk/


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


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

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