Definition of Heptateuch in English:

Heptateuch

noun

  • The first seven books of the Bible (Genesis to Judges) collectively.

    • ‘His contribution to the Heptateuch translation appears to have been Genesis chapters 1-24, the second half of Numbers, and all that there is of Joshua.’
    • ‘The rest of the Heptateuch compilation has traditionally be assigned to a single 'anonymous translator', who may also have been the compiler.’

Origin

Late 17th century: via late Latin from Greek heptateukhos, from hepta ‘seven’ + teukhos ‘book, volume’.

Pronunciation

Heptateuch

/ˈheptəˌt(y)o͞ok//ˈhɛptəˌt(j)uk/