post·​bib·​li·​cal ˌpōst-ˈbi-bli-kəl How to pronounce postbiblical (audio)
: occurring or existing after the creation of the Bible or after the events recorded in the Bible
postbiblical times
I read a biblical text now as if the dense screening of postbiblical commentary did not exist.Chaim Potok

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postbiblical was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Postbiblical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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