[eg-zil-ik, ek-sil-]


pertaining to exile, especially that of the Jews in Babylon.

Sometimes ex·il·i·an [eg-zil-i-uh n, ek-sil-] /ɛgˈzɪl ɪ ən, ɛkˈsɪl-/.

Origin of exilic

First recorded in 1870–75; exile + -ic
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Examples from the Web for exilic

Historical Examples of exilic

  • Her exilic judgment is pictured in the next verse: "And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land."

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

  • For it evidently contains both pre-exilic and exilic elements.

    The Expositor's Bible

    George Adam Smith

  • The key must be sought in the exilic and post-exilic age where, unfortunately, direct and decisive evidence is lacking.

  • In this there is nothing to make the Isaian authorship probable, or an exilic date impossible.

    The Expositor's Bible

    George Adam Smith

  • It will perhaps startle some to hear John Calvin quoted on behalf of the exilic date of these prophecies.

    The Expositor's Bible

    George Adam Smith