Definition of pesher in English:

pesher

noun

  • An interpretation of (part of) the Hebrew scriptures in which a historical context is used, instead of allegory, to prophesy the end of days.

Origin

1950s. From Hebrew pēšer (plural pĕšārīm) interpretation, explanation (only at Ecclesiastes 8:1 in the Hebrew Bible; used in formulae introducing interpretations in the writings of the Qumran community).

Pronunciation

pesher

/ˈpɛʃə/