Part of speech: noun

Explanation or interpretation, as of the Bible.

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Usage examples "exegesis":

  1. Please read it to me, and remember that you are taught in a school where emphasis is exegesis." - "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
  2. It would be impossible to treat of it here without anticipating my discussion of a principle which has a much wider bearing than as a method of biblical exegesis. - "Christian Mysticism", William Ralph Inge.
  3. Even the little children, if they are allowed to interpret at all, should be pushed on and guided to a sound and essential exegesis- to use a term more formidable than the thing it names. - "Literature in the Elementary School", Porter Lander MacClintock.