eisegesis


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eisegesis

(ˌaɪsəˈdʒiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Theology) the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one's own ideas. Compare exegesis
[C19: from Greek eis into, in + -egesis, as in exegesis]

eisegesis

- The interpretation of a word or passage by reading into it one's own ideas.
See also related terms for interpretation.

eisegesis

the introduction by an interpreter of his own ideas into a text under explication.
See also: Bible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
interpretation - an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"
References in periodicals archive ?
However, my attempt at reanimating the play in this way felt more like a wilful exercise in eisegesis than a real response to the work.
With the various ideologies in play, one suspects that the exegesis of Darwin was really eisegesis.
The panel's reasoning represents eisegesis and constituted a serious error in professional judgment.
lt;<Introduction: Exegesis, Eisegesis, Intergesis>>, en Idem, Intertextuality and the Bible, Semeia 69-70 (1995) 7-18.
Para Leon Hebreo, la creacion poetica arcaica contendria un corpus de saberes y ensenanzas secretas de manera criptica y cifrada, mientras para Moshe Idel, en sus estudios de cabala, el texto canonico arcanizado seria como el prodigioso baculo de Moises revivido y actualizado por diversas y continuas eisegesis de inspiracion profetica.
In biblical scholarly terminology, this is eisegesis, putting into the Scriptures what we want to see there, as opposed to exegesis, bringing out of the various biblical texts what the author, in his or her own time and context, wanted to convey to the people of that time and place.
The text represents pure eisegesis of Genesis 11 (or, if one prefers, exegesis of the historical events).
That is eisegesis, rather than exegesis: reading into scripture rather than reading out from scripture.
Even if grasping is interpreting, it is not Eisegesis since grasping is something that ordinary people do [10].
Historicism was the only accepted method of interpretation with sound hermeneutics for prophetic Scripture, using applied exegesis and eisegesis, but not without some unknown and unsolved qualities.
Wright argues that Luther and generally all Protestants since have been preforming eisegesis instead of exegesis: that is, pushing foreign ideas into the text rather than extracting the true meaning from the text.
Biblical scholars argue that Aslan does not examine the Gospels using the method of exegesis--critical interpretation of a text--but instead he seems to practice eisegesis, using the text to prove one's own theories.