"Five-fold book." The Greek name for the first five books of the Bible, the Old Testament books of Genesis (Bəreshit), Exodus (Shəmot), Leviticus (Vayikra), Numbers (Bəmidbar), and Deuteronomy (Dəvarim). They are also called the Books of Moses since he is traditionally regarded as the author.1 In Judaism, it is called the Torah ("Law"), and is the first part of the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible.



  1. Ex. 17:14; 24:3, 4, 7; 32:7–10, 30–34; 34:27; Lev. 26:46; 27:34; Deut. 31:9, 24, 25.


  • Holy Bible (King James Version). 1979. Nashville: Holman Bible Publisher.