Pronunciation: (yä'wist), [key]
a writer of the earliest major source of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Yahweh rather than Elohim. Also,Yah•vistPronunciation: (yä'vist), [key] Jahvist, Jahwist. Cf. Elohist.
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