AskDefine | Define Heptateuch

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The Heptateuch (seven containers) is a name sometimes given to the first seven books of the Hebrew Bible. The first five of these are commonly known as "the five books of Moses", the Torah or the Pentateuch.
Augustine of Hippo produced a piece called Questions on the Heptateuch. Ælfric of Eynsham produced an Old English version of the Heptateuch.
Heptateuch in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Heptateucho
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