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

Definition of exegete in English:


An expounder or textual interpreter, especially of scripture.
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.


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


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

Words that rhyme with exegete

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