If we keep this clearly before our minds, the pentateuchal controversy will lose its sharpest points of conflict.
The tribunal of the Synhedrion was filled with painful anxiety as to the rigid execution of pentateuchal ordinances.
But even this sublimated essence of the pentateuchal doctrine (if it be such) remains as discordant with natural science as ever.
That the pentateuchal law is solely concerned with practical conduct, religious, ceremonial and moral, needs not saying.
This father seems to have made a sort of melange of some of the pentateuchal ordinances.
The belief underlies the pentateuchal enactments regarding the holding of the soil, which is only to be temporary.
It is Mr. Gladstone, and not I, who will have it that the pentateuchal cosmogony is to be taken as science.
Maimonides's ethics as well as his interpretation of the pentateuchal laws is intellectualistic, as the foregoing account shows.
His pentateuchal criticism is limited by the tradition of Mosaic authorship: but even within these limits he achieves much.
first five books of the Bible, c.1400, from Late Latin pentateuchus (Tertullian, c.207), from Greek pentateukhos (c.160), originally an adjective (abstracted from phrase pentateukhos biblos), from pente "five" (see five) + teukhos "implement, vessel, gear" (in Late Greek "book," via notion of "case for scrolls"), literally "anything produced," related to teukhein "to make ready," from PIE *dheugh- "to produce something of utility" (see doughty).