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eisegesis

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noun eis·ege·sis \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-səs, ˈī-sə-ˌ\

Definition of eisegesis

plural eis·ege·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one's own ideas — compare exegesis



Origin of eisegesis

Greek eis into (akin to Greek en in) + English exegesis — more at in


First Known Use: 1892


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