exegesis


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ex·e·ge·sis

 (ĕk′sə-jē′sĭs)
n. pl. ex·e·ge·ses (-sēz)
Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

[Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

ex′e·get′ic (-jĕt′ĭk), ex′e·get′i·cal adj.
ex′e·get′i·cal·ly adv.

exegesis

(ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) explanation or critical interpretation of a text, esp of the Bible. Compare eisegesis
[C17: from Greek, from exēgeisthai to interpret, from ex-1 + hēgeisthai to guide]

ex•e•ge•sis

(ˌɛk sɪˈdʒi sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
critical explanation or interpretation, esp. of Scripture.
[1610–20; < Greek exḗgēsis an interpretation =exēgē-, variant s. of exēgeîsthai to show the way, interpret]
ex`e•get′ic (-ˈdʒɛt ɪk) ex`e•get′i•cal, adj.
ex`e•get′i•cal•ly, adv.

exegesis

a critical interpretation or explication, especially of biblical and other religious texts. — exegetic, exegetical, adj.
See also: Criticism
critical explication or interpretation of Scripture.
See also: Bible
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exegesis - an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
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"

exegesis

noun explanation, interpretation, clarification, exposition, explication a substantial exegesis of his work

exegesis

noun
1. Critical explanation or analysis:
Translations
egzegeza

exegesis

[ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsɪs] N (exegeses (pl)) [ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsiːz]exégesis f

exegesis

[ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs] [exegeses] [ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːsiːz] (pl) nexégèse f

exegesis

nExegese f, → Auslegung f

exegesis

[ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːsɪs] n (frm) → esegesi f
References in classic literature ?
When I remembered the deliberate and impertinent moralizing of Thackeray, the clumsy exegesis of George Eliot, the knowing nods and winks of Charles Reade, the stage-carpentering and limelighting of Dickens, even the fine and important analysis of Hawthorne, it was with a joyful astonishment that I realized the great art of Tourguenief.
The modern clergyman has acquired in his study of the science which I believe is called exegesis an astonishing facility for explaining things away, but the subtlety with which the Rev.
"The truth is, Alisande, these archaics are a little TOO simple; the vocabulary is too limited, and so, by consequence, descriptions suffer in the matter of variety; they run too much to level Saharas of fact, and not enough to picturesque detail; this throws about them a certain air of the monotonous; in fact the fights are all alike: a couple of people come together with great random -- random is a good word, and so is exegesis, for that matter, and so is holocaust, and de- falcation, and usufruct and a hundred others, but land!
Of the three only Vanhoozer's own approach, with its interest in divine authorship and the communicative intent of the text, puts a high premium on exegesis. Other approaches place interest in the final form of the text as a self-contained entity (Lindbeck) and in "the reading and reception of the Bible in the believing community today" (Fowl).
Ocker's magisterial study, a widely comparative investigation of the theory and praxis of rate medieval biblical exegesis, began with a question: Why did commentators of the late Middle Ages find it difficult to maintain the distinction between the literal and spiritual senses of Scripture?
A learned exegesis of the theology of the Sistine ceiling, Wind's volume on Michelangelo is also an extensive discussion of the intellectual milieu in which the artist was formed.
Johann Gottfried Herder's interpretation of Genesis is an important work of Old Testament theological exegesis during the Enlightenment.
At the end of several thousand words of copiously referenced exegesis, Form is finally dismissed as 'a concept that has outlived its usefulness'.
It dwells on a handful of works across Freud's fifty-year career but has none of the sustained exegesis of Lawrence Gowing's lengthier but equally eulogistic volume of 1982.
He is not here specifically concerned with questions of authorship, but there is nothing in the exegesis of Ps.
Scripture Re-envisioned: Christophanic Exegesis and the Making of a Christian Bible
Santiago GARCIA-JALON, Linguistica y exegesis biblica, Madrid: BAC, 2011, 285 PP., 13,5 x 20,5, ISBN 978-84-220-1523-9.