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Elohist

[e-loh-hist, el-oh-] /ɛˈloʊ hɪst, ˈɛl oʊ-/
noun
1.
a writer of one of the major sources of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Elohim rather than Yahweh.
Compare Yahwist.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Hebrew ĕlōah God + -ist
Related forms
Elohistic, adjective
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Elohist

/ɛˈləʊhɪst/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the supposed author or authors of one of the four main strands of text of the Pentateuch, identified chiefly by the use of the word Elohim for God instead of YHVH (Jehovah)
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