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Jehovist Tweet Definition of Jehovist Like Definition of Jehovist on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who maintains that the vowel points of the word Jehovah, in Hebrew, are the proper vowels of that word; -- opposed to adonist.
  2. The writer of the passages of the Old Testament, especially those of the Pentateuch, in which the Supreme Being is styled Jehovah. See Elohist.
    Quotations
    • The characteristic manner of the differs from that of his predecessor the Elohist. He is fuller and freer in his descriptions; more reflective in his assignment of motives and causes; more artificial in mode of narration - S. Davidson
  3. (By extension): Anyone who uses the word "Jehovah" as the name of his God in worship
  4. (Pejorative): A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
     
Jew Tweet Definition of Jew Like Definition of Jew on Facebook
noun 
  1. An adherent of Judaism.
  2. A person who claims a cultural or ancestral connection to the Jewish people (see secular Jew).
verb 
  1. (offensive) (alternative spelling of, jew)
     
Jewry Tweet Definition of Jewry Like Definition of Jewry on Facebook
noun (Jewries)
  1. Jews in general; the Jewish population of a locale.
     
Jubilee Tweet Definition of Jubilee Like Definition of Jubilee on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Jubilee (Christian))
  1. (in the Old Testament) a year of rest, observed by the Israelites every 50 years
  2. (in Roman Catholicism) a holy year when people are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Rome
     
Judaic Tweet Definition of Judaic Like Definition of Judaic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to the Jews, their culture or their religion.
     
Judaism Tweet Definition of Judaism Like Definition of Judaism on Facebook
proper noun (Judaisms, -)
  1. A world religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle-East, as documented in their religious writings, the Torah or Old Testament.
     

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