- the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Origin of Pentateuch
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Historical Examples of pentateuchal
The tribunal of the Synhedrion was filled with painful anxiety as to the rigid execution of pentateuchal ordinances.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
That the Pentateuchal law is solely concerned with practical conduct, religious, ceremonial and moral, needs not saying.
Maimonides's ethics as well as his interpretation of the Pentateuchal laws is intellectualistic, as the foregoing account shows.
The belief underlies the Pentateuchal enactments regarding the holding of the soil, which is only to be temporary.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
It is Mr. Gladstone, and not I, who will have it that the pentateuchal cosmogony is to be taken as science.Mr. Gladstone and Genesis
Thomas Henry Huxley
- the first five books of the Old Testament regarded as a unity
Word Origin 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).