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Etymology edit

Jehovah +‎ -ist

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /d͡ʒəˈhəʊvɪst/
  • (US) IPA(key): /d͡ʒəˈhoʊvɪst/
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  1. The writer of the passages of the Old Testament, especially those of the Pentateuch, in which the Supreme Being is styled Jehovah. See Elohist.
    • 1862, Samuel Davidson, An Introduction to the Old Testament, Critical, Historical, and Theological:
      The characteristic manner of the Jehovist differs from that of his predecessor [the Elohist]. He is fuller and freer in his descriptions; more reflective in his assignment of motives and causes; more artificial in mode of narration.

Noun edit

Jehovist (plural Jehovists)

  1. One who maintains that the vowel points of the word Jehovah, in Hebrew, are the proper vowels of that word; opposed to adonist.
  2. (derogatory) A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
  3. Anyone who uses the word "Jehovah" as the name of God in worship.

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