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Yahwist

Yahwist. The supposed editor of one of the hypothetical sources of the Jewish Pentateuch. According to Wellhausen, the Pentateuch was compiled from four separate sources. The oldest source, known as J because it uses the tetragrammaton to refer to God, was composed by the Yahwist, and is thought to date from the 9th cent. BCE. However, in recent years the documentary hypothesis has come under question once more.

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Yahwist

Yahwist the postulated author or authors of parts of the first six books of the Bible, in which God is regularly named Yahweh. Compare with Elohist.

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