- a person skilled in exegesis.
Also ex·e·get·ist [ek-si-jet-ist] /ˌɛk sɪˈdʒɛt ɪst/.
Origin of exegete
1720–30; < Greek exēgētḗs guide, director, interpreter, equivalent to exēgē- (see exegesis) + -tēs agent suffix
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Examples from the Web for exegete
This, in fact, constitutes his real and permanent distinction as an exegete.History of the Jews, Vol. VI (of 6)
Palmieri was not only a theologian, a moralist and a philosopher, but an exegete.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
Both as an exegete and as a typologist he appears as a disciple of the Pharisees.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)
As an exegete he exercised a powerful, and on the whole a beneficial, influence on theological investigation.
As long as he remained in Spain he was only known as a clever mathematician and astronomer, not as an exegete.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
exegetist (ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːtɪst, -ˈdʒɛt-)
- a person who practises exegesis
C18: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis
Word Origin and History for exegete
1730s, from Greek exegetes "an expounder, interpreter" (especially of the Bible), from exegeisthai (see exegesis).
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