Is the practice of reading into a text a meaning that is foreign to it. It is an invented term formed by replacing the Greek preposition ex, meaning out of, with the preposition eis meaning “into.” It is usually used as a contrast to exegesis, “the art and science of drawing out the original intended meaning of a text.” While the purpose of exegesis is understanding, the goal of eisegesis is justification for one’s preconceived ideas. Unfortunately, this approach to Biblical Interpretation is all too common.
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- Post published:September 14, 2016
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