from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to exegesis; critically explanatory.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to exegesis; explanatory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to exegesis; tending to unfold or illustrate; explanatory; expository.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of exegesis; explanatory; tending to interpret or illustrate; expository. Also exegetical.
  • n. Exegetical theology; exegeties; exegesis.
  • n. That part of algebra which treats of the methods of solving equations, whether numerically or geometrically; the theory of equations, in an early form.

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  • adj. relating to exegesis


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  • Glied professor of health policy and management at the Mailman School of Public Health, and currently on leave as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), analysed Reinhardt's and many other studies, in a ground breaking exegetic survey of health care.

    Stephan A. Schwartz: Benjamin Franklin And a Modern American Portrait of Physical Health and Hunger

  • An exegetic argument about Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" between Gerry, a gangster's moll and the chief drug dealer could have come out of Reservoir Dogs, or Tipperary Terriers as they might well call it out there.

    The Guard – review

  • This exegetic attention is based on the conception that views Ruth as primarily the great-grandmother of King David, which is the source of her exalted status.

    Ruth: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • In another exegetic expansion, after twenty childless years, Isaac took Rebekah to Mount Moriah, to the place of the Binding, and he prayed for her, that she become pregnant, and God answered him (Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer, ed. Higger, chap. 31).

    Rebekah: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • According to another exegetic tradition, she told him: “I am one of those women who receives her gifts the hard way, like Sarah and the other righteous women” (Midrash Samuel 2: 11).

    Hannah: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • I've never actually had the full-on psychotic break, but I recognise symptoms of both acute and chronic stages in my own exegetic inquiries from adolescence through my early twenties: apophenia; smearing of meaning; loss of affect; theophanic ecstasy.


  • He is worried about a literary culture in which the “biographical will triumph over the exegetic.”

    Argument and monologue

  • There are (priestly, rabbinical, theological) legalistic readings which I think focus too much on circular arguments, appeals to authority, the * true meaning* of this or that holy scripture as revealed in some other exegetic part of that self-same holy scripture.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • The exegetic principle he adopts is the following: since the authority of Scripture is greater than our capacity of understanding, therefore if some error and/or inconsistencies are found in the Bible, there is something wrong with our interpretation.

    John Wyclif

  • From the outside, it really does seem that a review of terminology and of exegetic practice is in order. ARABIC ETYMOLOGY.


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