Tanach

Pronunciations

Tanach (tah-NACH)

Definitions

  • n. The entire Jewish bible including the Torah, Prophets, Writings. ['tanakh' is an acronym of the names of the three sections of the bible: torah, nevi'im and kethuvim.]

Example Sentences

  • "I brought my siddur and my Tanakh."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • תנ"ך, acronym: תורה נביאים וכתובים 'Torah, Prophets, Writings'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Tanach, Tanakh, TaNaKh, Tenack

Notes

  • Plural T'nachim.

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