textualist

[ teks-choo-uh-list ]
/ ˈtɛks tʃu ə lɪst /
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noun

a person who adheres closely to a text, especially of the Scriptures.
a person who is well versed in the text of the Scriptures.

Origin of textualist

First recorded in 1620–30; textual + -ist
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