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PENTATEUCH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pentateuch mean? 

PENTATEUCH (noun)
  The noun PENTATEUCH has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PENTATEUCH used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENTATEUCH (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Laws; Pentateuch; Torah

Instance hypernyms:

religious text; religious writing; sacred text; sacred writing (writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity)

Meronyms (parts of "Pentateuch"):

Book of Genesis; Genesis (the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers)

Book of Exodus; Exodus (the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus)

Book of Leviticus; Leviticus (the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents)

Book of Numbers; Numbers (the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt)

Book of Deuteronomy; Deuteronomy (the fifth book of the Old Testament; contains a second statement of Mosaic law)

Holonyms ("Pentateuch" is a part of...):

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)

Hebrew Scripture; Tanach; Tanakh (the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings)


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