Tanach​

Heb. תָּנָ״ךְ Tānāḵ

An abbreviation for the initials of the three words תּוֹרָה (Tôrâ), נְבִיאִים (Nəḇîʾîm) and כְּתוּבִים (Kəṯûḇîm), the three divisions of the Bible in Hebrew. Tānāḵ is the most common term used to refer to the Hebrew Bible. מִקְרָא Miqrāʾ “scripture” and כִּתְבֵי קֹ֫דֶשׁ Kiṯ(ə)ḇê Qṓḏɛš “Holy Writings” are synonyms. The Torah alone may be called a חֻמָּשׁ Ḥummāš (as in the Stone Edition Chumash), based on the words חָמֵשׁ ḥāmēš “five” and חֹ֫מֶשׁ ḥṓmɛš “one-fifth,” though the full title is חֲמִשָּׁה חֻמְּשֵׁי תּוֹרָה Ḥămiššâ Ḥumməšê Tôrâ “The Five Fifth-Parts of the Torah,” which are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

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