Yah"wist (?), n. Also Jah"vist (&?;), Jah"wist, older Je*ho"vist.
The author of the passages of the Old Testament, esp. those of the Hexateuch, in which God is styled Yahweh, or Jehovah; the author of the Yahwistic, or Jehovistic, Prophetic Document (J); also, the document itself.
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