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Pentateuch(pĕn`tətyo͞ok) [Gr.,=five books], first five books of the Old TestamentOld Testament,
Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, which serves as the first division of the Christian Bible (see New Testament). The designations "Old" and "New" seem to have been adopted after c.A.D.
..... Click the link for more information. . In the Hebrew Bible these books are called the TorahTorah
[Heb.,=teachings or learning], Hebrew name for the five books of Moses—the Law of Moses or the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. The Torah is believed by Orthodox Jews to have been handed down to Moses on Mt. Sinai and transmitted by him to the Jews.
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the first five books of the Bible, also known as the Law and, in Hebrew, the Torah.
The Pentateuch includes the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The core of the Pentateuch was created during the ninth to seventh centuries B.C. Deuteronomy was formulated in 622 B.C., during the reforms of the Jewish king Josiah. The final redaction and codification of the Pentateuch were carried out in the fifth century B.C. in connection with the religious and political reforms of Ezra.