Definition of “exegesis” - English Dictionary


“exegesis” in English

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exegesisnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌek.sɪˈdʒiː.sɪs/ us /ˌek.sɪˈdʒiː.sɪs/ plural exegeses specialized

Examples from literature

  • But little exegesis is needed for a right comprehension of the true and substantial import of the work. 
  • His works embrace the departments of exegesis, doctrine, and practical religion. 
  • In later life he compiled numerous works of scriptural exegesis. 
  • It is now more than thirty years since he was elected professor of Old Testament exegesis at Berlin. 
  • Theology and church history and exegesis and sacred rhetoric retreated from the foreground of that scholastic drama. 

(Definition of “exegesis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)