Pentateuch

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pentateuch the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pentateuch The first five books of the Old Testament, collectively; -- called also the Law of Moses Book of the Law of Moses, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Pentateuch The first five books of the Old Testament, regarded as a connected group. They are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. They record the creation, the diffusion of peoples, and the formation of the Hebrew nation and its history through the sojourn in the wilderness. Opinions regarding the authorship of these books differ greatly. Some scholars believe that they, with the book of Joshua, were written substantially by Moses, Joshua, and their contemporaries; others hold that they were compiled at a much later period (in part about the seventh century b. c., or even in post-exilic times).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pentateuch pen′ta-tūk a name used to denote the Jewish Thorah, the first five books of the Old Testament
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pente, five, teuchos, a book—teuchein, to prepare.

Usage

In literature:

In the Pentateuch, Shiloh does not occur at all as the name of a place.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
MOUNTAINS OF THE PENTATEUCH.
"Stories of Boys and Girls Who Loved the Saviour" by John Wesley
THE GOSPEL OF THE PENTATEUCH, AND DAVID.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
It was Spinoza who established the fact that the Pentateuch is not, as it is reputed to be, the work of Moses.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
He was the writer to whom the Pentateuch has been ascribed.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
The five books of the Pentateuch they designate as Law, because in these books practically all Hebrew legislation is embodied.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
The Gospel of the Pentateuch, and David.
"Khaled, A Tale of Arabia" by F. Marion Crawford
The plot is a variant of a very old theme found in ancient Egypt and in the Pentateuch.
"Euripedes and His Age" by Gilbert Murray
No serpent, no animal of any kind, is called Satan, or Beelzebub, or devil, in the Pentateuch.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Because the Pentateuch was long unknown, not only to the other nations of the world, but to the Jews themselves.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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