Definition of Pentateuch in English:

Pentateuch

proper noun

  • The first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Traditionally ascribed to Moses, it is now held by scholars to be a compilation from texts of the 9th to 5th centuries BC.

    Jewish name torah

Origin

Via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek pentateukhos, from penta- five + teukhos implement, book.

Pronunciation:

Pentateuch

/ˈpen(t)əˌt(y)o͞ok/