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  • n. Plural form of exegetist.

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  • Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant a life-preserver — an inflated bag of wind — which the endangered prophet swam to, and so was saved from a watery doom.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • When neo-Platonism was triumphing, the Phrygian fable became the traditional mould into which subtle exegetists boldly poured their philosophic speculations on the creative and stimulating forces that were the principles of all material forms, and on the deliverance of the divine soul that was submerged in the corruption of this earthly world.

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • We have never been afflicted with higher critics, heretical teachers, or hair-splitting Biblical exegetists.

    The History of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America: Comprising Its Organization, Subsequent Development and Present Status

  • Scripture; in interpreting these passages he lays down rules universally followed by Catholic exegetists of the present day.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • All this, if read in a properly critical spirit, and with mindfulness of the effect of transmission and the long-time intervals on exegetists not versed in the canons of evidence and historical criticism, is of considerable help, both to the text editor, and to the translator, and to the reader.

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • Christ for its humility, and that the exegetists explain the ass's foal ridden by Christ on Palm Sunday as an image of the Gentiles, as they interpret the she-ass that threw Him to mean the Jews.

    The Cathedral

  • I leave this discussion to the exegetists of the profession.

    The Adventures of a Special Correspondent

  • But the true poetry of the Bible, which escaped the puerile exegetists of Jerusalem, was fully revealed to his grand genius.

    The Life of Jesus

  • But the true poetry of the Bible, which escaped the puerile exegetists of

    The Life of Jesus

  • Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

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