Hep·​ta·​teuch ˈhep-tə-ˌtük How to pronounce Heptateuch (audio)
: the first seven books of the canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Word History


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

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Heptateuch was in 1678

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“Heptateuch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Heptateuch. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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