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Yah·wist(yä′wĭst) also Yah·vist (-vĭst)
The putative author of the earliest sources of the Hexateuch in which God is consistently referred to by the Tetragrammaton.
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(Bible) the Yahwist Bible
a. the conjectured author or authors of the earliest of four main sources or strands of tradition of which the Pentateuch is composed and in which God is called Yahweh throughout
b. (as modifier): the Yahwist source.
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a writer of the earliest major source of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh rather than Elohim.Compare Elohist.
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the author of part of the first six books in the Old Testament, so named because of numerous references therein to God as Yahweh (Jehovah). Cf. Elohist.See also: Bible
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