Exegesis meaning

ĕksə-jēsĭs
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Exegesis is defined as a critical analysis, interpretation or explanation of a written work.

A critical academic approach to biblical scripture is an example of exegesis.

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Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.
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An instance of this.
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An exposition or explanation of a text, especially a religious one.
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Explanation or critical analysis of a written text, usually, specif., a Biblical or literary text.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary