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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas.

Usage examples (24)
  • "eisegesis" - reading into the text what is not there - and interpret everything based upon those assumptions.
  • The report included his eisegesis of the forensic evidence.
  • What you did was eisegesis – you read your own biases into the text.
  • For me, it is an illustration of the contrast between exegesis and eisegesis. for more
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