eisegesis

noun
eis·​ege·​sis | \ ˌī-sə-ˈjē-səs How to pronounce eisegesis (audio) , ˈī-sə-ˌjē- \
plural eisegeses\ ˌī-​sə-​ˈjē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce eisegeses (audio) , 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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“Eisegesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eisegesis. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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