Definition of Yahwist in English:

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Yahwist

Pronunciation: /ˈjɑːwɪst/
(also Yahvist /ˈjɑːvɪst/)

noun

The postulated author or authors of parts of the first six books of the Bible, in which God is regularly named Yahweh. Compare with Elohist.
Example sentences
  • Blood is spilled on the earth in old rites masked as simple superstition so as not to raise the ire of the Yahwist religious rulers of Samaria.
  • Gehazi is a Yahwist, however, who understands nothing of the transformative faith to which the narrative attests.
  • The Yahwist tells us that from the beginning of time, God intended marriage to be a covenant of oneness, a unity of heart, mind, and body.

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