textual critic

noun

: a practitioner of textual criticism

Examples of textual critic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some biblical scholars have concluded from this that Bach acted like an astute textual critic, poring over Calov’s volumes and painstakingly comparing them, line by line, with other Lutheran Bibles. Michael Marissen, New York Times, 30 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of textual critic was in 1938

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“Textual critic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textual%20critic. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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