[pree-eg-zil-ee-uh n, -zil-yuh n, -ek-sil-]
- being or occurring prior to the exile of the Jews in Babylonia 597–538 b.c.
Also pre·ex·il·ic, pre-ex·il·ic [pree-eg-zil-ik, -ek-sil-] /ˌpri ɛgˈzɪl ɪk, -ɛkˈsɪl-/.
Origin of preexilian
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Examples from the Web for pre-exilic
The Pre-exilic prophets, or those who prophesied before the exile.The Bible Book by Book
Josiah Blake Tidwell
Thus post-exilic history received a form entirely different to that of pre-exilic times.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
Some jar handles inscribed with Hebrew letters were found at Gezer in a stratum that was pre-exilic.Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton
What I do suggest is that the Hebrews must have gained some acquaintance with the legends of Babylon in pre-exilic times.Legends Of Babylon And Egypt
Leonard W. King
Then come the series of difficult small prophecies with pre-exilic traces in them, from lvi.The Expositor's Bible
George Adam Smith