A critical academic approach to biblical scripture is an example of exegesis.
Origin of exegesis
- Greek exēgēsis from exēgeisthai to interpret ex- ex- hēgeisthai to lead sāg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἐξήγησις (eksēgēsis, “interpretation”), from ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgeomai, “I explain, interpret”), from ἐξ (eks, “out”) + ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, “I lead, guide”).