exegetically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

exegetic +‎ -ally

Adverb[edit]

exegetically (comparative more exegetically, superlative most exegetically)

  1. in an exegetic manner.
    • 1902, Rush Rhees, The Life of Jesus of Nazareth[1]:
      Critically more trustworthy, and exegetically very valuable, is Bernhard Weiss, Das Leben Jesu (3d ed. 1889, 2 vols.), translated from the first ed., The Life of Christ (1883, 3 vols.)
    • 1893, Thomas De Quincey, The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)[2]:
      And, if exegetically handled, it must mean that Walker, junr., is to continue spinning and spelling, as also once a week reading the Town and Country Magazine, all the days of his life.
    • 1864, John Brown, Spare Hours[3]:
      It was a favorite passage this, and he often threatened to treat it exegetically; laughing heartily when I said, in that case, he would not have great trouble with the context, which in others cost him a good deal.