Yahwist
Yahwist Yah"wist, n. Also Jahvist Jah"vist, Jahwist Jah"wist, older Jehovist Je*ho"vist The author of the passages of the Old Testament, esp. those of the Hexateuch, in which God is styled Yahweh, or Jehovah; the author of the Yahwistic, or Jehovistic, Prophetic Document (J); also, the document itself. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Yahwist — [yä′wist] n. the unidentified writer or writers of certain Old Testament passages in which Yahweh (Jehovah) instead of Elohim is used as the name for God: cf. ELOHIST Yahwistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Yahwist — /ˈjawɪst/ (say yahwist) noun the writer (or writers) of one of the major sources of the Hexateuch, the first six books of the Old Testament, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh (YHWH) instead of Elohim. See Elohist. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Yahwist — /yah wist/, n. a writer of the earliest major source of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh rather than Elohim. Also, Yahvist /yah vist/, Jahvist, Jahwist. Cf. Elohist. [YAHW(EH) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • YAHWIST —    a term used in BIBLICAL CRITICISM to designate certain passages of the HEBREW BIBLE which are said to be distinguished by the writer s use of the name YAHWEH for GOD …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • yahwist — n. supporter of referring to God as Yahweh …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yahwist — yah·wist …   English syllables

  • Yahwist —  Яхвист …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Yahwist — Yah•wist [[t]ˈyɑ wɪst[/t]] also Yah•vist [[t] vɪst[/t]] n. jud a writer of the earliest major source of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh rather than Elohim[/ex] Compare Elohist Yah•wis′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • yahwist — n. (also Yahvist) the postulated author or authors of parts of the Hexateuch in which God is regularly named Yahweh …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jahvist — Yahwist Yah wist, n. Also Jahvist Jah vist, Jahwist Jah wist, older Jehovist Je*ho vist The author of the passages of the Old Testament, esp. those of the Hexateuch, in which God is styled Yahweh, or Jehovah; the author of the Yahwistic, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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