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Pentateuch

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The first five books of the Old Testament, supposed to be written by Moses. (Greek, pente, five; teuchos, a book.)

The Chinese Pentateuch. The five books of Confucius:—(1) The Shoo-King, or Book of History; (2) The Lee-King, or Book of Rites; (3) The Book of Odes, or Chinese Homer; (4) The Yih-King, or Book of Changes; and (5) The Chun-Tsʹeu, or Spring and Autumn Annals.

The Samaritan Pentateuch. A version of the Pentateuch in the Samaritan character. It varies in some measure from the Jewish version. Not earlier than the fourth, nor later than the seventh, century. (See Apocrypha: 2 Esdras xiv. 21–48.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Penny Weddings
Penny Wise
Pennyroyal
Pennyweight
Pennyworth or Penoth
Pension
Pensioners
Pentacle
Pentapolin
Pentapolis. (Greek, pente polis.)
Pentateuch
Pentecost (Greek, pentecostê, fiftieth)
Penthesilea
Penthouse
Pentreath (Dolly)
Peony (The)
People
People’s Charter (The)
Pepper
Pepper Gate
Pepper-and-Salt

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