Definition of Eisegesis

1. Noun. Personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas.




Definition of Eisegesis

1. Noun. An interpretation, especially of Scripture, that reflects the personal ideas or viewpoint of the interpreter; reading something into a text that isn't there. Compare exegesis. ¹

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Definition of Eisegesis

1. [n -GESES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eisegesis

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eisegesis (current term)
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Literary usage of Eisegesis

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1. Theological Monthly by Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (1921)
"Exegesis and eisegesis. "It is a fine point to determine in many a sermon where the exegesis ends and the eisegesis begins — just where the preacher ceases ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"Against this construction is to be noted: the oracle is directed to Levi, restricting it to Aaron is pure eisegesis; and in the context of the oracle ..."

3. The Methodist Review (1891)
"eisegesis," it says, "is to put in a sense" in the Scriptures; " and this discussion has developed a host of practical Eise- ..."

4. The Baptist Quarterly Review by J R Baumes, Robert Stuart MacArtur, Henry C Vedder (1886)
"We would avoid eisegesis, but is it eisegesis to see in the declaration of Jesus that " The Sabbath was made for man " something more than would have been ..."

5. Studies in the New Testament by Charles Seymour Robinson (1880)
"Exegesis and eisegesis. " Bible " men had when the epistle to the Hebrews was first ... It is useless and harmful to pervert exegesis into eisegesis, ..."

6. Seed Thoughts for Public Speakers by Arthur Tappan Pierson (1900)
"eisegesis. We ought, as far as may be, to come to the interpretation of the Word of God, unbiased by either prejudice or prepossession as to any particular ..."

7. History of the Old Covenant by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1859)
"... to which our author refers, proceeded from Levi's priestly vocation." But this is evidently eisegesis, not exegesis ; the scattering, ..."

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