Elohist

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Elohist

  1. One of four sources of the Torah described by the documentary hypothesis, characterized by an abstract view of God.

Noun[edit]

Elohist ‎(plural Elohists)

  1. The writer, or one of the writers, of the passages of the Old Testament, notably those of Elohim instead of Jehovah, as the name of the Supreme Being; distinguished from Jehovist.
    • 1877, Samuel Davidson, The Canon of the Bible
      The third author, who lived in the time of Uzziah, though more mythological than the Elohists, was less formal. His standpoint is prophetic.