Definition of Hexateuch in US English:

Hexateuch

noun

  • The first six books of the Bible (Genesis to Joshua) collectively.

    • ‘It has hardly been possible to trace out and dissect the various constituents of the Hexateuch.’
    • ‘According to von Rad, the Hexateuch grew out of liturgical recitations’

Origin

Late 19th century: from hexa- ‘six’ + Greek teukhos ‘book’.

Pronunciation

Hexateuch

/ˈheksəˌt(y)o͞ok/