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Etymology edit

Yahweh +‎ -ist

Noun edit

Yahwist (plural Yahwists)

  1. (historical, religion) A follower of the Iron Age religion of Yahwism.
  2. Alternative form of Jehovist
    • 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.

Adjective edit

Yahwist (not comparable)

  1. (historical, religion) Of or pertaining to Yahwism (the Iron Age religion).

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