[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-exilian
Of this we have recurring examples in pre-exilian Hebrew history.
References to them abound in pre-exilian literature: Judges xxi.
- Old Testament prior to the Babylonian exile of the Jews (586–538 bc)
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