What is a Tanakh? The Jewish Bible Explained

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Published on Dec 1, 2017
What's the Jewish Bible called? It's the Tanakh. What is a Tanakh? TaNaKh is a Hebrew acronym for the words Torah (the Five Books of Moses or Pentateuch), Nevi'im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings, which include all the books of the Jewish Bible not found in Torah or Nevi'im). This is the Jewish people's holy scripture on which commentaries and legal texts like the Mishnah and the Talmud are based. Some people may think of this as the Old Testament, but the terms are not interchangeable because the Christian Old Testament and the Tanakh don't contain all the same books.

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