Origin of exegetefrom Classical Greek ex?g?t?s, interpreter from ex?geisthai: see exegesis
A professor teaching about the New Testament of the Bible is an example of an exegete.
Origin of exegeteGreek exēgētēs from exēgeisthai to interpret ; see exegesis .
(third-person singular simple present exegetes, present participle exegeting, simple past and past participle exegeted)
From Ancient Greek ἐξηγητής (eksēgētēs).
- As an exegete Theodoret belongs to the Antiochene school, of which Diodorus of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia were the heads.
- In 1040 at Mainz), a famous Talmudist and com mentator, his pupil Jacob ben Yaqar, and Moses of Narbonne, called ha-Darshan, the "Exegete," were the forerunners of the greatest of all Jewish commentators, Solomon ben Isaac (Rashi), who died at Troyes in 1105.
- On this method the sacred writings are regarded as an inexhaustible mine of philosophical and dogmatic wisdom; in reality the exegete reads his own ideas into any passage he chooses.
- As a theologian, in fact, Origen is not merely an orthodox traditionalist and believing exegete, but a speculative philosopher of Neo-Platonic tendencies.
- As an exegete he exercised a powerful, and on the whole a beneficial, influence on theological investigation.