[ ahy-si-jee-sis ]

noun,plural eis·e·ge·ses [ahy-si-jee-seez]. /ˌaɪ sɪˈdʒi siz/.
  1. an interpretation, especially of Scripture, that expresses the interpreter's own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text.

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Origin of eisegesis

1890–95; <Greek eisḗgesis, equivalent to eis- into + (h)ēge- (stem of hēgeîsthai to lead) + -sis-sis

Other words from eisegesis

  • ei·se·get·ic [ahy-si-jet-ik], /ˌaɪ sɪˈdʒɛt ɪk/, ei·se·get·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for eisegesis


/ (ˌaɪsəˈdʒiːsɪs) /

nounplural -ses (-siːz)
  1. the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one's own ideas: Compare exegesis

Origin of eisegesis

C19: from Greek eis into, in + -egesis, as in exegesis

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