eisegesis


< /ˌaɪ sɪˈdʒi siz/.

  1. an interpretation, especially of Scripture, that expresses the interpreter’s own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text.

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

  1. the interpretation of a text, esp a biblical text, using one’s own ideasCompare exegesis
n.

the reading of one’s own ideas into scripture, 1878, from Greek eis “in, into” + ending from exegesis.

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