Elohistic

adjective
El·​o·​his·​tic | \ ¦elō¦histik\

Definition of Elohistic

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of one of the supposed ancient biblical sources Elohistic document
2 : characterized by use in Hebrew of the word ĕlōhīm rather than yahweh as a designation of God Psalms 42–83, the Elohistic Psalter
3 : of, or characteristic of, or characterized by worship of God as Elohim rather than as Yahweh

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