• The formal English name of the Ketuvim, usually translated as "the Writings."

Example Sentences

  • "The Hagiographa contains the Psalms, Proverbs, and many more important texts."

Languages of Origin


Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


North America


Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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