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[doo-tuh-ron-uh-mist, dyoo-]
  1. one of the writers of material used in the early books of the Old Testament.
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Origin of Deuteronomist

First recorded in 1860–65; Deuteronom(y) + -ist
Related formsDeu·ter·on·o·mist·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for deuteronomist

Historical Examples of deuteronomist

  • Ewald pronounces them to be clearly an addition of the Deuteronomist.

    The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings

    F. W. Farrar

  • Let the Deuteronomist himself tell us what Israel was to expect if she kept these laws and ordinances.

  • Then, as to the grounds on which the Deuteronomist is supposed to have had a share in the book.

  • The Deuteronomist especially aims at suppression of the Solomonic cult and régime.

  • This Deuteronomist Moses foresaw, too, that some check on the divine appointments to the throne would be needed.

British Dictionary definitions for deuteronomist


  1. one of the writers of Deuteronomy
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