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What I was really curious about is not merely when the term was invented, but also when and how it became used so commonly.
on the use of the term תנ"ך:
Tal Ilan, "The term and concept of TaNaKh." in What is Bible? (2012) 219-234
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I have seen Tanakh described as "the traditional name" for the Hebrew Bible — which it seems to me cannot be right. (That, I think, would have been Mikra.)
Can anyone point me to the history of this word? The dictionaries assign it to "the modern period" (which seems obvious), but … who coined it and when? How long did it take to catch on?