octateuch

octateuch

[ok-tuh-took, -tyook]
noun
the first eight books of the Old Testament, consisting of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, or a volume containing them.

Origin:
1670–80; < Late Latin octateuchus < Greek oktáteuchos, equivalent to okta- octa- + teûchos container for scrolls

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