Yahwist (plural Yahwists)
- (historical, religion) A follower of the Iron Age religion of Yahwism.
- Alternative form of
- 1984, Lawrence Boadt, Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction, page 99:
- The Yahwist especially enjoys putting the long speeches into God's own mouth. Yahweh dialogues with Adam in the Garden of Eden about the first sin; he carries on a monologue with himself over whether he should bring on a flood in Genesis 6; he discusses with Abraham the sin and destruction of Sodom in Genesis 18; he plays with Moses' request to see the divine face in Exodus 33.
- 1992, John Van Seters, Prologue to History: The Yahwist as Historian in Genesis, page 15:
- When Westermann comes to deal with the literary stage of the tradition, however, he once again refers to von Rad's view of the Yahwist as a historian in the Davidic-Solomonic era. He states that the Yahwist's work "is the first, as far as we know, in the history of the world to bring together a historical whole that encompasses several different epocs [sic]".
- 2006, Thomas B. Dozeman, Konrad Schmid, A Farewell to the Yahwist?, page 30:
- The Yahwist (J) has also come under controversial discussion as well in the recent years.
Yahwist (not comparable)