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ˈpɛn təˌtuk, -ˌtyukpen·ta·teuch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Torah, Pentateuch, Lawsnoun

    the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit


  1. Pentateuchnoun

    The Torah: the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

    Etymology: From πεντάτευχος, from πέντε + τεῦχος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pentateuchnoun

    the first five books of the Old Testament, collectively; -- called also the Law of Moses, Book of the Law of Moses, etc

    Etymology: [L. pentateuchus, Gr. ; (see Penta-) + a tool, implement, a book, akin to to prepare, make ready, and perh. to E. text. See Five, and Text.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pentateuch

    pen′ta-tūk, n. a name used to denote the Jewish Thorah, the first five books of the Old Testament.—adj. Pen′tateuchal. [Gr. pente, five, teuchos, a book—teuchein, to prepare.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pentateuch

    the name given by Origen to the first five books of the Bible, which the Jews call the Law or Five-fifths of the Law, the composition of which has of late years been subjected to keen critical investigation, and the whole ascribed to documents of different dates and diverse authorship, to the rejection of the old traditional hypothesis that it was the work of Moses, first called in question by Spinoza, and shown to be untenable by Jean Astruc (q. v.).

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pentateuch

    A Greek word compounded out of penta, five, and teuchos, an implement, tool. This name was given to the first five books collectively of the Old Testament, its second portion being applicable in the sense of an instrument of direct communication between God and His people.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pentateuch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pentateuch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
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