eisegesis

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

Definition of eisegesis

plural eisegeses play \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-ˌsēz, ˈī-sə-ˌjē-\
:the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one's own ideas — compare exegesis

Origin and Etymology of eisegesis

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


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