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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.
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. 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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Pentateuch

 

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.

Pentateuch

the first five books of the Old Testament regarded as a unity
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In addition to the author of Ezekiel, the poet responsible for Psalm 106 was also clearly familiar with the entire Pentateuch.
His focus on continuity underplays the discontinuities; the parallels he draws between the high priest, priest, and Levite of the Pentateuch and the bishop, priest, and deacon of the early church is "looser" than he acknowledges (100).
It is further argued that the literary evidence in the Pentateuch provides for the existence of only a single redactor, to whom the compilation of all four sources of the Pentateuch is to be attributed.
Here Verkerk uncovers a sophisticated, nonlinear organization of narrative images to articulate ideas about good and evil, a very different conclusion from those of earlier scholars who saw in the organization of images in the Ashburnham Pentateuch a miscopying of earlier narrative cycles muddled by confusion or simple decorative needs.
Hart discusses the heroic spirit in Homer (he renames the Iliad the Achilead) and then interprets Moses as an epic hero (he calls the Pentateuch the Mosead).
In chapter one, Eden notes that Erasmus feels authorized to seize cultural goods from enemies by the patristic interpretation of key passages from the Pentateuch (Exod.
This timely book, written by three noted scholars in the field, draws together all the evidence and presents the first fully illustrated survey of every major manuscript, from the Copper Scroll, the Community Rule and the Temple Scroll to less well-known scripts such as the Angelic Liturgy and Reworked Pentateuch.
Fortunately, for both groups, Bruce Feiler has written an extraordinary travel guide and spiritual odyssey, walking us through the places made holy and famous by the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible.
This book tells the relatively obscure--but, as Spalding argues, significant--story of Johann Lorenz Schmidt, his 1735 translation of the Pentateuch, and the Holy Roman Empire's efforts to prevent its publication and distribution.
If we didn't base our Middle Eastern foreign policy on the Pentateuch, Jews would have no more ``right'' to Palestine than Greeks have a ``right'' to western Turkey, which was part of Greece in ancient times.
The Ten Commandments and the 613 "mitzvot" of the Pentateuch are particles.
The central event of the Hebrew Bible, the Pentateuch, is the deliverance of Israel from captivity in Egypt.