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- proper n. The first five books of the Hebrew Bible.
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Those, then, who aimed at the spread of Jewish monotheism were impelled to draw out a philosophical meaning, a universal value from the Books of Moses.
_Egypt and the Books of Moses_, Wilkinson's _Ancient Egyptians_, and
Where is the authority to be found for the tradition, quoted in an _Introduction to the Books of Moses_, by James
Then they desired the Books of Moses; when I had translated those, they had enough thereof in a short time.
The 5 Books of Moses were never written down until the Babylonian Exile, it was always transmitted orally.
The interpretation of dreams and also divination belonged to the order of the holy scribes, "-- Egypt and the Books of Moses, p. 29.