term used by scholars of the HEBREW BIBLE to refer to the literary TRADITION within the text which is believed to be characterized by the use of "Elohim" as a name for GOD.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Elohist — E*lo hist, n. The writer, or one of the writers, of the passages of the Old Testament, notably those of the Pentateuch, which are characterized by the use of Elohim instead of Jehovah, as the name of the Supreme Being; distinguished from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elohist — [e′lō hist΄, e lō′hist] n. the unknown author of those parts of the Hebrew scriptures in which the name Elohim, instead of Yahweh (Jehovah), is used for God: see YAHWIST Elohistic [el΄ō his′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Elohist — The Elohist (E) is one of four sources of the Torah described by the Documentary Hypothesis. Its name comes from the term it uses for God: Elohim. It portrays a God who is less anthropomorphic than YHWH of the earlier Jahwist source ( J ).Harris …   Wikipedia

  • Elohist — Der Begriff Elohist (abgekürzt: E) bezeichnet in der historisch kritischen Bibelwissenschaft den hypothetischen Autor einer der Quellenschriften, die in den fünf Büchern Mose, dem so genannten Pentateuch, verarbeitet worden sein sollen. Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elohist — Elohistic, adj. /e loh hist, el oh /, n. a writer of one of the major sources of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Elohim rather than Yahweh. Cf. Yahwist. [1860 65; < Heb eloah God + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • Elohist — Elohịst   der, en, Bezeichnung für eine biblische Quellenschrift im Pentateuch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ELOHIST —    a name given by the critics to the presumed author of the earlier part of the Pentateuch, whose work in it they allege is distinguished by the use of the word Elohim for God; he is to be distinguished from the Jehovist, the presumed author of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Elohist — Elo|hist der; en <zu ↑...ist> eine der Quellenschriften des ↑Pentateuchs (nach ihrem Gebrauch von 1Elohim für Gott); vgl. ↑Jahwist …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • elohist — elo·hist …   English syllables

  • Elohist — E•lo•hist [[t]ɛˈloʊ hɪst, ˈɛl oʊ [/t]] n. jud bib a writer of one of the major sources of the Hexateuch, in which God is characteristically referred to as Elohim rather than Yahweh Compare Yahwist • Etymology: 1860–65 El o•his′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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