Technical Definition Exegesis: Expanded Definition, Application and Example
Exegesis: The What and Why Students are often required to write special reports in religious studies courses. These reports are called exegetical papers or exegesis. An exegesis is a unique format used to analyze a scriptural text. This report will explain the rhetorical context for using an exegesis.
Exegesis: DefinedExegesis - noun(from the Greek exegeisthai: ‘interpret’ or ‘to lead out’)involves a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture. — PRONUNCIATION /eksijeesiss/ pl. exegeses /eksijeeseez/) — DERIVATIVES exegetic adjective exegetical adjective.
Exegesis: The Basics Exegesis of scripture consists of Old and New Testament of the Bible, the Talmud, the Midrash, the Qu’ran, etc. The terms exegesis and hermeneutics are used interchangeably but distinctions exist. An exegesis is an interpretation of the text on the basis of the text itself. A hermeneutic is the practical application of a certain theory of interpretation based on contemporary relevance of the text.
Exegesis: Usage As a technical term it Basically it gives an means “to draw the authoritative meaning out of” a interpretation of the given text. selected text. It presumes an To present the attempt to view the information in such a text objectively. way that it can be easily It does not mean to understood. read one’s own interpretation into a given text.
Exegesis: ApplicationRequires:1.) Analysis of 3.) Confirmation of significant words the limits of the from text in passage. regards to 4.) Examination of the translation. context within the2.) Examination of text. general historical & cultural context.
Exegesis: ExampleChristianity: “Bible Commentary” is the common published form of biblical exegesis. The set of books take the form of an encyclopedia. Each book devotes to the exposition of one or two books of the Bible in the order they appear.
Exegesis: Example cont.According to various forms of Christianity, two differentforms of exegesis exist: revealed and rational. Revealed exegesis Rational exegesis finds that the Holy supports its Ghost inspired the process on the idea authors of the that the authors biblical texts. The have their own words of those inspiration. Their texts demonstrate works result from a divine revelation. human intelligence.