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[hep-tuh-took, -tyook]
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  1. the first seven books of the Old Testament.
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Origin of Heptateuch

< Late Latin Heptateuchos < Late Greek Heptáteuchos the first seven books of the Old Testament, equivalent to Greek hepta- hepta- + teûchos a book
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  • Heptateuch, a name given to the first seven books of the Bible.

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British Dictionary definitions for heptateuch


  1. the first seven books of the Old Testament
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Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin Heptateuchos, from Greek hepta- + teukhos book
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