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preexilian

or pre-exilian

[pree-eg-zil-ee-uh n, -zil-yuh n, -ek-sil-] /ˌpri ɛgˈzɪl i ən, -ˈzɪl yən, -ɛkˈsɪl-/
adjective
1.
being or occurring prior to the exile of the Jews in Babylonia 597–538 b.c.
Also, preexilic, pre-exilic [pree-eg-zil-ik, -ek-sil-] /ˌpri ɛgˈzɪl ɪk, -ɛkˈsɪl-/ (Show IPA).
Origin of preexilian
1860-1865
1860-65; pre- + Latin exili(um) exile + -an
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pre-exilian

/ˌpriːɪɡˈzɪlɪən/
adjective
1.
(Old Testament) prior to the Babylonian exile of the Jews (586–538 bc)
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