Definition of Pentateuch in US 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

/ˈpɛn(t)əˌt(j)uk//ˈpen(t)əˌt(y)o͞ok/