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Tanakh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tanakh
Tanakh (תַּעְנָךְ‎, ta'nakh). Also spelled Tanach. The Hebrew name for the Hebrew Bible. The term is an acronym for the three major divisions of the Hebrew Bible: the Torah (Law), the Nebiim (Prophets), and the Kethubim (Writings).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tanakh
TANAKH. The Hebrew name for the entire Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). It is an acronym formed from the initial letters of the titles of each of its three major divisions: TORAH (“Law”), NEBIIM (“Prophets”), and KETUBIM (“Writings”).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tanakh
Tanakh (tah´nahk), the Jewish Bible, a collection of twenty-four books originally written in Hebrew (with a few passages in Aramaic). It is divided into three main sections. The Torah (often called “the law,” though “instruction” or “teaching” would be a better translation) contains Genesis, Exodus,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Tanakh
Tanakh tah’nahk, tuh-nahch’. Also Tanach, Tanak. A Hebrew name commonly used by Jews as equivalent to “Bible.” The word is an acronym based on the first letter of the Hebrew names for the three divisions of the OT: tôrâ (Law; see Torah), nĕbîʾîm (Prophets; see Nebiim), and kĕtûbîm (Writings;
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Tanakh
TANAKH. The term is an acronym to refer to the Hebrew Bible (the Christian OT), resulting from the three initial Hebrew letters of the name that indicates the three parts in which it was subdivided (TaNaKh): (1) Torah (instruction, also called Shumash, “the five,” that is, the five books of *Moses; it
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
TANAKH
TANAKH tahn´ahk. Hebrew acronym [tanakh תַּנַךְ] denoting Jewish Scriptures. An acronym of three Hebrew words representing the three parts of the Hebrew Scriptures: 1) Torah (torah תּוֹרָה) includes Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; 2) Nevi’im (neviʾim נְבִיאִים), the Prophets, the
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