American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Bible The first six books of the Old Testament.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The first six books of the Old Testament. The sixth book, Joshua, relating the final settlement of the Jews in the promised land, is a continuation of the Pentateuch, and apparently forms with it a complete work, homogeneous in both style and purpose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The first six books of the Old Testament.
- Compare Pentateuch. (Wiktionary)
- hexa- + (Penta)teuch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The name Hexateuch, in the intention of the critics, does not mean that the sources of these books are to be found only in the six books herein included.”
“If the Book of Joshua was, as we have assumed, originally connected with the first five books, constituting what is now called the Hexateuch, if these six books were put into their present form by the same writers, we should expect that the Mosaic legislation would be clearly traced through all these books.”
“Review: "" The critical analysis of the Hexateuch is the result of more than a century of profound study of the documents by the greatest critics of the age.”
“University professors of deservedly high repute accept the critical decision that the Hexateuch is a compilation, in which the share of”
“University professors of deservedly high repute accept the critical decision that the Hexateuch is a compilation, in which the share of Moses, either as author or as editor, is not quite so clearly demonstrable as it might be; highly placed Divines tell us that the pre-Abrahamic Scripture narratives may be ignored; that the book of Daniel may be regarded as a patriotic romance of the second century B.C.; that the words of the writer of the fourth Gospel are not always to be distinguished from those which he puts into the mouth of Jesus.”
“Non-Catholics have almost all followed the critics in the question of the "Hexateuch"; even the conservative Hastings, "Dict. of the”
“_Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament_, where every section throughout the Hexateuch is referred to its special documentary source.”
“In the book of Samuel, even more distinctly than in the Hexateuch, composite authorship is apparent.”
“Jehovist and Elohist of the Hexateuch; but considering the fact that the older notices in i. -ii. 5, on account of the prominence of Judah and for other reasons, are usually assigned to J, and that some of the characteristics of these two documents recur in the course of the book, the hypothesis that J and E are continued at least into”
“Further, it is important to note that, just as in the prophetic portions of the Hexateuch, duplicates are often present -- very probably in the stories of Ehud, iii. 12ff.,”
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