- critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.
Origin of exegesis
Examples from the Web for exegesis
Almost all Christians, even most textualists, accept the need for exegesis, synthesis, and theological application.The Illusory Promise of Apolitical Theology
June 2, 2012
There are considerable difficulties in the exegesis of this passage.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
At that time the study of the Halachas had not yet superseded that of Biblical exegesis.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)
But to return to Professor Stokes's excursion in the region of Biblical exegesis.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
In 1870 he had also been made Ireland professor of exegesis at Oxford.
There is a mistake in Exegesis, you know,—in the New Version.A Singular Life
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
- explanation or critical interpretation of a text, esp of the BibleCompare eisegesis
Word Origin and History for exegesis
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.