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Pentateuch
(7,469 words)

[German Version]

I. Terminology

The five books of Moses (Genesis, called by the rabbis bĕrēšît, “in the beginning,” its first word; Exodus, šĕmôt, “names”; Leviticus, wayyiqrāʾ, “and he called”; Numbers, bĕmidbar, “in the desert”; Deuteronomy, dĕbārîm, “words…

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Otto, Eckart, “Pentateuch”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024320>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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