Definition of Jehovist in US English:



  • another name for Yahwist
    • ‘According to this notion, the Pentateuch was written much later than the time of Moses, by at least four different writers or groups of writers, commonly identified now by J, E, D and P (standing for the Jehovist, Elohist, Deuteronomist and Priestly documents, respectively.)’
    • ‘The Hexateuch is a composite work whose origin and history may be traced in four distinct stages: A writer designated as J. Jahvist, or Jehovist, or Judean prophetic historian, composed a history of the people of Israel about 800 B. C.’