Deu·​ter·​on·​o·​mist ˌdü-tə-ˈrä-nə-mist How to pronounce Deuteronomist (audio)
 also  ˌdyü-
: any of the writers or editors of a Deuteronomic body of source material often distinguished in the earlier books of the Old Testament
Deuteronomistic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Deuteronomist was in 1862

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“Deuteronomist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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