Definition of exegete in English:

exegete

Syllabification: ex·e·gete
Pronunciation: /ˈeksəˌjēt
 
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noun

An expounder or textual interpreter, especially of scripture.
More example sentences
  • He writes as a New Testament exegete but seeks to cross the line for conversation with those in the church responsible for worship and for outreach.
  • It should dominate the study of John as exegete for the next generation.
  • Venema noted he was unaware of any reformed exegete in the 16th or 17th centuries who embraced this interpretation.

verb

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Expound or interpret (a text, especially scripture): I am able to exegete the scriptures in ways that make sense

Origin

mid 18th century: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai 'interpret'.

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