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#123438 - 02/19/04 08:41 PM eisegesis
Date: Thu Sep 21 00:02:08 EDT 2000
eisegesis (eye-si-JEE-sis) noun, plural eisegeses (-seez)
An interpretation, especially of Scripture, that expresses the interpreter's own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text.
[From Greek eisegesis, equivalent to eis- into + (h)ege- (stem of hegeisthai to lead) + -sis.]
Not to be confused with 'exegesis':
The science of textual interpretation, usually referring specifically to the Bible. The term "biblical exegesis" basically means "the process of interpreting the Bible." The specific techniques employed in the exegesis of Scripture are usually referred to as "hermeneutics."
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