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14th century, in the meaning defined above
translation of Late Hebrew kĕthūbhīm
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“Writings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Writings. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.
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