eisegesis

noun
eis·​ege·​sis | \ ˌī-sə-ˈjē-səs , ˈī-sə-ˌjē-\
plural eisegeses\ ˌī-​sə-​ˈjē-​ˌsēz , ˈī-​sə-​ˌjē-​ \

Definition of eisegesis

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

First Known Use of eisegesis

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eisegesis

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

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