Pen"ta*teuch (?), n. [L. pentateuchus, Gr. ; (see Penta-) + a tool, implement, a book, akin to to prepare, make ready, and perh. to E. text. See Five, and Text.]
The first five books of the Old Testament, collectively; -- called also the Law of Moses, Book of the Law of Moses, etc.
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