The New Student's Reference Work/Pentateuch

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Pen′tateuch (tūk) (from the Greek words pente, five, and teuchos, book), the name given by the Christian fathers to the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The Jewish name given to these books was Torah, meaning The Law. In connection with Joshua these five books are sometimes considered to form one continuous work, by many modern scholars called the Hexateuch.