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. מִקְרָאMiqrāʾ “scripture” and כִּתְבֵי קֹ֫דֶשׁKiṯ(ə)ḇê Qṓḏɛš “Holy Writings” are synonyms. The Torah alone may be called a חֻמָּשׁḤummāš (as in the Stone Edition Chumash), based on the words
חָמֵשׁḥāmēš “five” and חֹ֫מֶשׁḥṓmɛš “one-fifth,” though the full title is חֲמִשָּׁה
חֻמְּשֵׁי תּוֹרָהḤămiššâ Ḥumməšê Tôrâ “The Five Fifth-Parts of the Torah,” which are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.