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Pentateuch Syllabification: Pen·ta·teuch
Pronunciation: /ˈpen(t)əˌt(y)o͞ok/

Definition of Pentateuch in English:

The first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Traditionally ascribed to Moses, it is now held by scholars to be a compilation from texts of the 9th to 5th centuries bc. Jewish name Torah.


Pronunciation: /-ˌt(y)o͞okəl/


Via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek pentateukhos, from penta- 'five' + teukhos 'implement, book'.

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