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The Tanakh ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}};<ref>"Tanach". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.</ref> Hebrew: תַּנַ"ךְ‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, pronounced [taˈnaχ] or [təˈnax]; also Tenakh, Tenak, Tanach) or Mikra is the canon of the Hebrew Bible. The traditional Hebrew text is known as the Masoretic Text.

Tanakh is an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text's three traditional subdivisions: Torah ("Teaching", also known as the Five Books of Moses), Nevi'im ("Prophets") and Ketuvim ("Writings")—hence TaNaKh. The name "Mikra" (מקרא), meaning "that which is read", is another Hebrew word for the Tanakh. The books of the Tanakh were passed on by each generation, and according to rabbinic tradition were accompanied by an oral tradition, called the Oral Torah.


Tanakh sections
Intro   Terminology    Development and codification   Language and pronunciation   Books of the Tanakh    Translations    Jewish commentaries    See also    References    External links   

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