or pre-ex·il·i·an

[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

1860–65; pre- + Latin exili(um) exile + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pre-exilic

Historical Examples of pre-exilic

  • The Pre-exilic prophets, or those who prophesied before the exile.

    The Bible Book by Book

    Josiah Blake Tidwell

  • Thus post-exilic history received a form entirely different to that of pre-exilic times.

  • Some jar handles inscribed with Hebrew letters were found at Gezer in a stratum that was pre-exilic.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

  • What I do suggest is that the Hebrews must have gained some acquaintance with the legends of Babylon in pre-exilic times.

  • Then come the series of difficult small prophecies with pre-exilic traces in them, from lvi.

    The Expositor's Bible

    George Adam Smith