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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The putative author of the earliest sources of the Pentateuch in which God is called Elohim.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A title given to the supposed writer (a unity of authorship being assumed) of the Elohistic passages of the Pentateuch, in contradistinction to Jehovist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Jehovist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun One of four sources of the Torah described by the documentary hypothesis, characterized by an abstract view of God.

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