A person who interprets text, especially scripture.
- Though the exegetes believed the texts were records of eternal truth, the ritual manuals and Upanisadic treatises were compiled over a vast period of time - possibly more than a millennium.
- Since the opponents argument depended on Scripture, Paul - an expert exegete - replied in kind.
- Blaser's text is an exegete's paradise, or nightmare, simply because both theological and dramatic certainties are so difficult to distill from it.
Mid 18th century: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai 'interpret'.
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