Yahwist

/ˈjɑːwɪst/

Origin

Yahw(eh) + -ist (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Yahwist

Yahwist

noun

  1. a writer of the earliest major source of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh rather than Elohim.
  2. the Yahwist Bible the conjectured author or authors of the earliest of four main sources or strands of tradition of which the Pentateuch is composed and in which God is called Yahweh throughout (as modifier)the Yahwist source

dictionary.com

Yahwist

noun

  1. The postulated author or authors of parts of the first six books of the Bible, in which God is regularly named Yahweh.

lexico.com

Yahwist

noun

  1. : the author of the Yahwistic or J passages of the Old Testament which refer to God as Yahweh and which are believed to have emanated from Judah, the southern kingdom of the ancient Israelites — called also Jehovist — compare jehovah
  2. : a worshiper of Yahweh

merriam-webster.com

Yahwist

adjective

  1. : yahwistic

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Example sentences for Yahwist

  1. “The inclination of the human heart is evil from youth,” the Yahwist explains.
  2. Then, at the brink of what might have been the end of the story for all of us, the Yahwist introduces a note of hope.
  3. But, the Yahwist describes the Nephilim as “heroes that were of old, warriors of renown,” not as gods or even demi-gods.
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