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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.]
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(ˈɛksɪˌdʒiːt) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who practises exegesis
[C18: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis]
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(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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Giving background of the IKalanga Bible Translation Project (KBTP), former KBTP Exegete Reverend Klaus Pahlen said a survey was conducted in the IKalanga speaking area to establish possibilities of Bible translation.
The Egyptian modernist exegete Muhammad Farid Wajdi was another such great believer in spiritism.
42:9) appears to be the earliest exegete to raise this question and provide solutions.
This article tracks de Lubac's argument against historicism in History and Spirit and points out the ways in which de Lubac's own practice of reading and learning from Origen undercuts historicism and thereby assists the contemporary exegete to be a better reader, not only of ancient authors like Origen, but also of the inspired text of the Bible.
The volume serves the expert in the history of biblical interpretation as its contributors, who have mastered individual texts and faith communities, generalize by reading exegetical works themselves and not just the general prefaces, which may describe the intended method of the exegete but not what happens as the multi-layered richness of the biblical text is actually engaged.
Walid Saleh, who was born in Columbia, grew up in Lebanon, and is now an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Toronto, was researching commentaries on the Qur'an when he came across a 15th-century queanic exegete from Lebanon who had read an Arabic translation of the Bible.
She portrays the author of Daniel as an ideal exegete, who interpreted scripture to speak to the present crisis.
The noblest of you in God's sight is the one who is most righteous." (1) The medieval Muslim exegete Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Yabari (d.
Cyril was a prolific Bible exegete, approaching the Old Testament allegorically (though more selectively than Origen), the New historically.
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.
In their translation published by the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Qur'an, they rely on footnotes to supply the same information as provided in the foregoing works by al-Tabari and Ibn Kathir, as well as the famed Andalusian exegete, al-Qurtubi (d.
If the Bible has anything to do with justice and freedom, biblical scholarship must be able to question those very structures of power and expose their injustice and destructive potential." (13) To do this kind of work one must try to be what Osayande Obery Hendricks calls "the guerilla exegete," not waiting for, not expecting "the hegemonic pat on the head." (14)