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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Definitions for exegete

  1. A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.

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Citations for exegete
All the things said in this passage are clear and should be paid attention to, without an exegete interpreting. Galen, On the Nature of Man
He is far more a man of prayer, a witness, a confessor and a prophet, than a learned exegete and close thinking scholastic. Adolf Deissmann, Paul, A Study in Social and Religious History
Origin of exegete
1720-1730
exegete is from Greek exegetes, from the verb exegeisthai, "to interpret," and is related to exegesis.