n. incorrect explanation of text, especially of Bible, by distorting the meaning to fit preconceived ideas.
   ♦ eisegetical, a.

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  • Eisegesis — (from the Greek root εις, meaning into, in, among) is the process of misinterpreting a text in such a way that it introduce one s own ideas, reading into the text. This is best understood when contrasted with exegesis. While exegesis draws out… …   Wikipedia

  • eisegesis — the reading of one s own ideas into scripture, 1878, from Gk. eis in, into + ending from EXEGESIS (Cf. exegesis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • eisegesis — eisegetic /uy si jet ik/, eisegetical, adj. /uy si jee sis/, n., pl. eisegeses / seez/. an interpretation, esp. of Scripture, that expresses the interpreter s own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text. [1890 95; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • eisegesis — A comparatively modern term to describe, disapprovingly, a piece of scholarship which appears to find in a given text a significance alien to its context. This might be to provide biblical support for a doctrinal position already held. The term… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • eisegesis — noun (plural eisegeses) Etymology: Greek eis into (akin to Greek en in) + English exegesis more at in Date: 1892 the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one s own ideas compare exegesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eisegesis — n. interpretation of a text (usually the Bible) that demonstrates the interpreter s biases and not the actual meaning of the text …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eisegesis — eis·e·ge·sis …   English syllables

  • eisegesis —  Эйзегеза …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • eisegesis — A faulty interpretation of a text caused by reading in one s own ideas …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • eisegesis —    This term (from the Greek eisēgeisthai, meaning to lead in ) designates an interpretation of the Scriptures that stems from the personal viewpoint of the interpreter, who reads this interpretation into the text, in contrast to exegesis, where… …   Glossary of theological terms

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