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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the science of exegesis; exegetic theology.
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Origin of exegetics

First recorded in 1850–55; see origin at exegetic, -ics
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  • Later he removed to his native place, where his school for theology and exegetics rapidly became the most famous in Europe.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2


British Dictionary definitions for exegetics


  1. (functioning as singular) the scientific study of exegesis and exegetical methods
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