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The Octateuch is a traditional name for the eight books of the Bible, comprising the Pentateuch, plus the Book of Joshua, Book of Judges and Book of Ruth[1].

These made up the first eight books in a traditional ordering. It does not correspond to that of the Tanakh. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia,

[the Book of Ruth] is placed in the Septuagint after the Book of Judges; and this order is followed in the Vulgate and in the English translations. In the Hebrew Bible, however, Ruth is found in the "Ketubim," or third part of the canon, where it stands next after the Song of Solomon, being the second of the Five Megillot.[2]

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