Pentateuch [pen-tuh-took, -tyook] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

Origin of Pentateuch Late Latin Pentateuchus Late Greek pentáteuchos, equivalent to Greek penta- penta- + teûchos tool, vessel (Late Greek: scroll case book)Related formsPen·ta·teuch·al, adjective Examples from the Web for pentateuchal 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)

    Heinrich Graetz

  • That the Pentateuchal law is solely concerned with practical conduct, religious, ceremonial and moral, needs not saying.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

    Isaac Husik

  • Maimonides’s ethics as well as his interpretation of the Pentateuchal laws is intellectualistic, as the foregoing account shows.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

    Isaac Husik

  • The belief underlies the Pentateuchal enactments regarding the holding of the soil, which is only to be temporary.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • 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

  • British Dictionary definitions for pentateuchal Pentateuch noun

    1. the first five books of the Old Testament regarded as a unity

    Derived FormsPentateuchal, adjectiveWord Origin for Pentateuch C16: from Church Latin pentateuchus, from Greek penta- + teukhos tool (in Late Greek: scroll) Word Origin and History for pentateuchal 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).

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