[ ahy-si-jee-sis ]
/ ˌaɪ sɪˈdʒi sɪs /
noun, plural eis·e·ge·ses [ahy-si-jee-seez] /ˌaɪ sɪˈdʒi siz/.
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 eisegesisei·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) /
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one's own ideasCompare exegesis
Word Origin for eisegesis
C19: from Greek eis into, in + -egesis, as in exegesis
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