- the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Origin of Pentateuch
Examples from the Web for pentateuch
No date was deemed too late to be assigned to the composition of the Pentateuch.Jewish Literature and Other Essays
This is the most important of all, and hence forms the beginning of the Pentateuch.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Amongst these there is a copy of the Pentateuch, written in the alphabet of the country, upwards of eleven hundred years ago.
These five books are called the Pentateuch, and were written by Moses.A Week of Instruction and Amusement,
Those who desire to see them must study Colenso, The Pentateuch, pt.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
- the first five books of the Old Testament regarded as a unity
Word Origin and History for pentateuch
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).