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

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Recent Examples on the Web The Magi had a lively postbiblical career. Time, 29 Dec. 2020

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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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“Postbiblical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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