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Etymology-wise, which word is a better synonym of the word Pentateuch: Torah or Chumash?




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Answer: Chumash

The word Chumash - a name for the five books of Moses in codex form - is derived from the Hebrew hameish, five. The word Pentateuch - a Greek-derived name for the five books of Moses - is derived from the Greek pente, five. The word Torah means "instruction or law" in Hebrew; it derives from the verbal noun horah, he taught. .


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