octateuch

[ ok-tuh-took, -tyook ]
/ ˈɒk təˌtuk, -ˌtyuk /

noun

the first eight books of the Old Testament, consisting of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, or a volume containing them.

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Origin of octateuch

1670–80; <Late Latin octateuchus<Greek oktáteuchos, equivalent to okta-octa- + teûchos container for scrolls
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