[ e-loh-hist, el-oh- ]
/ ɛˈloʊ hɪst, ˈɛl oʊ- /
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a writer of one of the major sources of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Elohim rather than Yahweh.
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Origin of Elohist
1860–65; <Hebrew ĕlōah God + -ist
OTHER WORDS FROM ElohistEl·o·his·tic, adjective
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How to use Elohist in a sentence
According to the figures of the Elohist, Noah lives on among his descendants for 350 years, and dies at the age of 950.
In reality, then, the date given by Berosus only differed by two days from that adopted by the Elohist compiler of Genesis.
The first belongs to the Jehovist, the second to the Elohist.The Bible|John E. Remsburg
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
It had also brought into vigour the earliest and best historic literature, the narratives of the Elohist and the Jehovist.The Expositor's Bible|F. W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for Elohist
/ (ɛˈləʊhɪst) /
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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