exegetist

noun ex·e·get·ist \ ˌek-sə-ˈjē-tist , -ˈje- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of exegetist

plural exegetists
: 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

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