Exodus \(See Pentateuch\)

Exodus \(See Pentateuch\)
The name of the first five books of the Old Testament.

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.


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  • EXODUS, BOOK OF — (Heb. title) וְאֵלֶּה) שְׁמוֹת) (And these are) the names of – the first words of the book; Gk. exodos ton wion Israel ex aigyptou), departure (of the children of Israel from Egypt) ; (cf. Sefer Yeẓi at Miẓrayim ( book of the departure from Egypt …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pentateuch — • The name of the first five books of the Old Testament. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pentateuch     Pentatuch     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • PENTATEUCH, SAMARITAN — PENTATEUCH, SAMARITAN, Hebrew text of the Pentateuch used by the samaritans . The first copy of the Samaritan Pentateuch to reach the hands of Western Bible scholars was that obtained in Damascus by Pietro della Valle in 1616. Subsequent… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EXODUS RABBAH — (Heb. שְׁמוֹת רַבָּה, Shemot Rabbah), aggadic Midrash on the Book of Exodus (for the designation Rabbah, see ruth rabbah ). The Structure Exodus Rabbah, which is divided into 52 sections, consists of two different Midrashim (see Esther Rabbah;… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Exodus — (Greek: έξοδος, eksodos = departure ) is the second book of the Jewish Torah and of the Christian Old Testament. It tells how Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and through the wilderness to the Mountain of God (Mount Sinai). There Yahweh,… …   Wikipedia

  • exodus — [eks′ə dəs; ] also [ eg′zədəs] n. [< LL Exodus (O.T. book) < Gr Exodus, lit., a going out < ex , out + hodos, way: see ODE1] 1. [E ] the departure of the Israelites from Egypt: with the 2. [E ] the second book of the Pentateuch in the… …   English World dictionary

  • PENTATEUCH — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction definition outline contents and structure the primeval history the patriarchs the exodus Sinai/Horeb Covenant and Laws the journey Moses Farewell the authors doublets and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pentateuch —    The five fold volume, consisting of the first five books of the Old Testament. This word does not occur in Scripture, nor is it certainly known when the roll was thus divided into five portions Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Pentateuch — Pentateuchal, adj. /pen teuh toohk , tyoohk /, n. the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. [ < LL Pentateuchus < LGk pentáteuchos, equiv. to Gk penta PENTA + teûchos tool, vessel ( …   Universalium

  • Pentateuch —    This word (from the Greek pente, meaning five, and teuchos, meaning vessels or containers for scrolls ) is a name given to the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. (See CCC …   Glossary of theological terms

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