Definition of Heptateuch in English:


Syllabification: Hep·ta·teuch
Pronunciation: /ˈheptəˌt(y)o͞ok


The first seven books of the Bible (Genesis to Judges) collectively.
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  • His contribution to the Heptateuch translation appears to have been Genesis chapters 1-24, the second half of Numbers, and all that there is of Joshua.
  • The rest of the Heptateuch compilation has traditionally be assigned to a single 'anonymous translator', who may also have been the compiler.


late 17th century: via late Latin from Greek heptateukhos, from hepta 'seven' + teukhos 'book, volume'.

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