Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of exegete.

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  • n. One versed in the science of exegesis or interpretation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One versed in the science of exegesis or interpretation; -- also called exegete.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One skilled in exegetical theology; an exegete.

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Examples

  • But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a dead whale — even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Jerome is a, more learned exegetist, better equipped in respect of Scriptural erudition; he is even purer in his style; but, despite his impetuous ardour, he is less animated, less striking, than his correspondent of Hippo.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • But I must not appear to my correspondent as an exegetist.

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

  • The Bible has been sifted again and again; its history is known, every word has been weighed, and it is difficult to imagine the most scrupulous exegetist throwing a search light into any unexplored corner.

    Memoirs of My Dead Life

  • Reusch grew odious to him, and he revenged himself for the hypocrisy of other hours by fierce scorn, cast audibly at this laborious exegetist.

    Born in Exile

  • He was obliged to become controversialist, jurist, exegetist, and theologian.

    The Life of Jesus

  • (Chambers defines an exegetist as one who interprets or expounds.)

    The Ancient Regime

  • But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a dead whale -- even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • a guide and exegetist some Vincent de Beauvais of Diocletian's period [23] as when looking over the marvelous {18} sculptured encyclopedias in our

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

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  • "...this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a DEAD whale--even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them."
    Moby-Dick, ch. 83

    exegete more commonly

    June 15, 2009