Heptateuch

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noun Hep·ta·teuch \ˈhep-tə-ˌtük, -ˌtyük\

Definition of Heptateuch

  1. :  the first seven books of the canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Origin and Etymology of heptateuch

Late Latin heptateuchos, from Greek, from hepta + teuchos book — more at pentateuch


First Known Use: 1678

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