Definitions for chumashˈtʃu mæʃ

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Chu•mash*ˈtʃu mæʃ(n.)(pl.)-mash•es; -mash

  1. a member of an American Indian people who formerly inhabited the S California coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Monica Bay.

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  1. Chumash

    The Hebrew term Chumash is a term for Torah in printed form as opposed to the Torah scroll. The word comes from the Hebrew word for five, ḥamesh. A more formal term is Ḥamishah Ḥumshei Torah, "five fifths of Torah". It is a Hebrew name for the Five Books of Moses, also known by the Latinised Greek term Pentateuch in common printed editions.


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