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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 11. What Are the Pentateuch, Hexateuch, and Enneateuch?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44884


The death of Moses grants a distinctive quality to the five books of the Pentateuch. The deaths of Joshua and Eleazar, both of whom are appointed by Moses, sets off the six books of the Hexateuch from the others. The nine books of the Enneateuch offer another approach to the first part of the Hebrew Bible.

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