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Tanak \Tanak\, Tanakh \Tanakh\, n. [From the initial (Hebrew) letters of Torah, Nevi'im, and Kethubim.] a term used among Jews for the Hebrew Bible; the Old Testament. [Also spelled Tanach.]

Note: Although Christians use the term ``Old Testament'', this term implies the superseding force of the ``New Testament'', not recognized as revelation by the Jewish faith.

The Hebrew Bible is divided into three parts: (1) The Torah, ``Law,'' or Pentateuch. (2) The Prophets . . . (3) The Kethubim, or the ``Writings,'' generally termed Hagiographa.
--C. H. H. Wright.