ex·​e·​gete | \ ˈek-sə-ˌjēt How to pronounce exegete (audio) \

Definition of exegete

: one who practices exegesis

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Recent Examples on the Web The taste leaders are wealthy people, with exegetes in their wake. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "Giacometti’s Skinny Sublimity," 6 June 2018 The person performing such an analysis is an exegete. John Mcintyre, baltimoresun.com, "In a word: exegesis," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of exegete

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exegete

Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai

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“Exegete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exegete. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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