preexilian

or pre-ex·il·i·an

[ pree-eg-zil-ee-uh n, -zil-yuh n, -ek-sil- ]
/ ˌpri ɛgˈzɪl i ən, -ˈzɪl yən, -ɛkˈsɪl- /

adjective

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
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