Definition of Pentateuchal
: of or relating to the first five books of the Jewish or Christian Scriptures
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Origin and Etymology of pentateuchal
Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament (from Late Latin Pentateuchus, from Greek Pentateuchos, from penta- + teuchos tool, implement, roll of writing material) + English al; akin to Greek teuchein to make, build
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