Exegesis



[ek-si-jee-sis] /ˌɛk sɪˈdʒi sɪs/

noun, plural exegeses
[ek-si-jee-seez] /ˌɛk sɪˈdʒi siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.
/ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
explanation or critical interpretation of a text, esp of the Bible Compare eisegesis
n.

1610s, from Greek exegesis “explanation, interpretation,” from exegeisthai “explain, interpret,” from ex “out” (see ex- (2)) + hegeisthai “to lead, guide,” from PIE root *sag-. Related: Exegetical.

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