Meaning of Heptateuch in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɛptətjuːk/


  • The first seven books of the Bible (Genesis to Judges) collectively.

    ‘The rest of the Heptateuch compilation has traditionally be assigned to a single 'anonymous translator', who may also have been the compiler.’
    • ‘His contribution to the Heptateuch translation appears to have been Genesis chapters 1-24, the second half of Numbers, and all that there is of Joshua.’


Late 17th century via late Latin from Greek heptateukhos, from hepta ‘seven’ + teukhos ‘book, volume’.