from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a term used among Jews for the Hebrew Bible; the Old Testament.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of the Hebrew Old Testament. The word is formed, with assistant vowels, from the Hebrew initial consonants of the names of the three divisions of the Old Testament, namely, Torah, the law (the Pentateuch), Nebiim, the prophets, and Ketubim, writings (Hagiographa).
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