Origin of Jehovist

First recorded in 1745–55; Jehov(ah) + -ist
Related formsJe·ho·vism, nounJe·ho·vis·tic [jee-hoh-vis-tik, ji-hoh-] /ˌdʒi hoʊˈvɪs tɪk, dʒɪ hoʊ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for jehovist

Historical Examples of jehovist

  • The first belongs to the Jehovist, the second to the Elohist.

    The Bible

    John E. Remsburg

  • Jehovist, the presumed author of the Jehoistic portions of the Pentateuch.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • It had also brought into vigour the earliest and best historic literature, the narratives of the Elohist and the Jehovist.

British Dictionary definitions for jehovist


  1. another name for the Yahwist
  2. a person who maintains that the name YHVH in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament was originally pronounced Jehovah
  1. of or relating to the Yahwist source of the Pentateuch
Derived FormsJehovism, nounJehovistic (ˌdʒiːhəʊˈvɪstɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for jehovist



the presumed authnor or authors of the parts of the Hexateuch in which the divine name is written Yhwh (see Jehovah) + -ist. Opposed to the Elohist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper