- a writer of one of the major sources of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Elohim rather than Yahweh.
Origin of Elohist
1860–65; < Hebrew ĕlōah God + -ist
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Examples from the Web for elohist
The first belongs to the Jehovist, the second to the Elohist.The Bible
John E. Remsburg
Between the Elohist and Jahvist accounts of the creation of man, there are two differences of great importance.
This remarkable utterance shows how potent was the survival in the mind of Paul of the old Elohist belief.
A curious statement is made here (Elohist) as to the depth of the water being fifteen cubits.The Meeting-Place of Geology and History
Sir John William Dawson
According to the figures of the Elohist, Noah lives on among his descendants for 350 years, and dies at the age of 950.
- 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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