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also ex·e·ge·tist (ĕk′sə-jĕt′ĭst) A person skilled in exegesis.
tr.v. ex·e·get·ed, ex·e·get·ing, ex·e·getes
To perform exegesis on: exegeted the Gospel of Matthew.

[Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai, to interpret; see exegesis.]


(ˈɛksɪˌdʒiːt) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who practises exegesis
[C18: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis]


(ˈɛk sɪˌdʒit)

a person skilled in exegesis.
[1720–30; < Greek]
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Noun1.exegete - a person skilled in exegesis (especially of religious texts)
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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Active as a teacher and exegete in Strasbourg, Oxford, and eventually in Zurich, he tied together the embryonic Italian Reformation with the Protestant theologies of northern Europe.
Ficowski is precisely such a contemporary exegete, holding up Schulz as the Authentic, as literature that will not turn to ash.
The exegete from the John Paul II Institute in Rome pointed out that the discussion of homosexuality in the Letter to the Romans is meant to illustrate several key points.
Links between the works exist--the American Museum of Natural History features in the background of Protector of the Kennel, 2004-2006, for example--but these connections seem no more than hollow rewards for determined viewers, making the exhibition suitable for exegesis but unlikely to attract the exegete.
13:52, that "Ideo omnis scriba doctus in regno coelorum, similes est homini patrifamilias, qui profert de thesauro suo nova et vetera" ("Therefore every scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure new things and old") is simultaneously a gloss by which Jesus wishes to explain the preceding Parable of the Treasure Hidden in the Field and a separate parable, the last in a series of parables (ista similitudine ultima") on which the exegete himself comments (PL 35:1374).
The spoilsport exegete might consider the in-between of, say, the August Esquire, with its requisite celebrity--Jennifer Connelly, star of three weak movies--on the cover.
Nevertheless scholars will appreciate the outspokenness and clear choices of the exegete.
One can hardly imagine Obiako as a quiescent exegete accepting uncritically an explication by a babalawo.
There is today no more articulate and brilliant exegete of the poetic text, whether in his analysis of terror in the poems of Robert Frost, on the poetic development of Thomas Hardy from 1900 to 1917, or on Rilke's poem "Orpheus.
Despite some lapses into jargon, Taves for the most part concentrates on telling good stories; call some of them anecdotes and you will not detract from their disclosive power, especially since "explainer" Taves is such a good exegete for the incidents and the texts through which we learn about them.
Incorporating this understanding changes the way we exegete passages such as the Parable of the Lost Coin or the way we picture life on the shore of the Galilean Sea.
1153), the famous Shi'ite exegete related an interpretation of the final verse of al-Fatiha in the same manner as al-Tabari.