American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The exposition or interpretation of any literary production or passage; more particularly, the exposition or interpretation of Scripture. See exegetical theology, under exegetical.
- n. A discourse intended to explain or illustrate a subject; specifically, an exercise in Biblical interpretation sometimes prescribed to students of theology when on examination preliminary to licensure or ordination.
- n. In mathematics, in the language of Vieta and other early algebraists, the numerical or geometrical solution of an equation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text or portion of Scripture.
- n. (Math.), obsolete The process of finding the roots of an equation.
- n. an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
- From Ancient Greek ἐξήγησις (eksēgēsis, "interpretation"), from ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgeomai, "I explain, interpret"), from ἐξ (eks, "out") + ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, "I lead, guide"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dick had already written more than a million words of personal notes on this topic, he said, notes he referred to as his "exegesis" - a word that traditionally means an explanation or interpretation of Scripture.”
“I think that biblical exegesis is done the same way.”
“His exegesis is not based on disregard for tradition, let alone ignorance of it.”
“All this proceeds upon an exegesis, which is, I believe, demonstrably erroneous.”
“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. Robert Strickland has”
“Usage has restricted the meaning of hermeneutics to the science of Biblical exegesis, that is, to the collection of rules which govern the right interpretation of Sacred”
“But the two great sources upon which Rashi drew for his exegesis were the Talmudic and the Midrashic literature, with their two methods of interpreting the Scriptures.”
“First, the obligatory name exegesis: it's pronounced "chee-kee-toe," meaning "little" in Euskara, the Basque language.”
“Its editors might boil down a 5,000-word exegesis on the growing Soviet missile threat to 1,500 words, and pack two dozen or more such featurettes between the pages of a magazine that looked like a dime-store novel.”
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