Define: Exegesis

Define: Exegesis




exposition, explanation
especially: an explanation or critical interpretation of a text


Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)


Define: Exegesis“Exegesis is when a person interprets a text based solely on what it says. That is, he extracts out of the text what is there as opposed to reading into it what is not there (compare with eisegesis). There are rules to proper exegesis: read the immediate context, related themes, word definitions, etc., that all play a part in properly understanding what something says and does not say.” ~ Matt Slick (CARM)

“We confess that the Bible is God’s Word, but unless we read and interpret it properly, our confess ion is a mere formality. Sound biblical exegesis is essential if we hope to know and act upon biblical truth.” ~ Daniel Doriani (The Importance of Sound Exegesis)

“For some today, exegesis and all the attendant study that goes into it robs one of the Spirit. The fact is, there is no greater spiritual service the minister can render to the Lord and to the flock entrusted to his care than to allow Gods voice to speak with the clarity that only sound exegetical practice can provide.” ~ James White

“We fail in our duty to study God’s Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy.” ~ R.C. Sproul

“…just as bad exegesis has eternally condemning consequences, faithful exegesis has eternally rewarding consequences…Therefore, if we are faithful, then we, like Paul, seek to handle God’s Word not deceitfully but with integrity and open accountability before God and all those who hear (2 Cor. 4:2). We must not be peddlers or corrupters of God’s Word (2 Cor. 2:17). Rather, we preach Christ and faith in Him. We must remember that our exegesis has consequences.” ~ Anthony Carter (Exegesis Has Consequences)

A Narrow-Minded Woman Articles

How to Study the Bible
What is required to properly study theology?
11 Reasons to Study Theology

Other References and Articles

Define: ExegesisTheopedia: Exegesis

David Murray: Online Resources for Biblical Exegesis

James White: Eisegesis v. Exegesis

John Samson: Hermeneutics, Exegesis and the Ordo Salutis

John Samson: Common Exegetical Fallacies

John Samson: Biblical Interpretation

Got Questions: What is the difference between exegesis and eisegesis?

Got Question: What is good biblical exegesis?

RT France: Inerrancy and New Testament Exegesis

Anthony Carter: Exegesis Has Consequences

Daniel Doriani: The Importance of Sound Exegesis

Robert Rothwell: Exegesis without Embarrassment

David Murray: 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Exegesis

RC Sproul: Practical Guidelines for Biblical Interpretation

Matt Slick: How to Interpret the Bible

AW Pink: Interpretation of the Scriptures (free eBook)

Charles Spurgeon: How to Read the Bible

Adam Ford: Exegete



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