Yahwist

noun
Yah·​wist
variants: or less commonly Jahvist or Jahwist or Yahvist \ -​wə̇st , -​₋və̇-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Yahwist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Yahwist

adjective
\ " \

Definition of Yahwist (Entry 2 of 2)

: yahwistic

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“Yahwist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yahwist. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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