exegetist

noun
ex·​e·​get·​ist | \ ˌek-sə-ˈjē-tist How to pronounce exegetist (audio) , -ˈje- How to pronounce exegetist (audio) \
plural exegetists

Definition of exegetist

: one who practices exegesis : exegete Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant a life-preserver …— Herman Melville The exegetists have discovered and interpreted to the world all the obvious and hidden meanings of the letter …The New York Times … although the literature which has accumulated about him is voluminous, it lacks the unconscious humor of the customary classical exegetists— Ernest Augustus Boyd

First Known Use of exegetist

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Exegetist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exegetist. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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