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Adam

Adam  

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First human being. Created to be God's vicegerent (steward) on earth. The Quran records Adam's fall from grace as the result of disobedience to God's commands but, unlike Christian tradition, the ...
Adso of Montier-en-der

Adso of Montier-en-der  

(d. 992)*Benedictine abbot and author of Libellus de Antichristo (c.950), which organizes patristic exegesis and legendary beliefs concerning the end of the world into a future ‘life’ of Antichrist ...
Alexander of Hales

Alexander of Hales  

(c.1185–1245)Influential Franciscan theologian and writer on logic, known as ‘Doctor Irrefragabilis’ (irrefutable doctor). Alexander taught the independence of theology, based on revelation, and ...
allegory

allegory  

A story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. The word comes (in late Middle English) via Old French and Latin from Greek ...
anagogical

anagogical  

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[an‐ă‐goj‐ik‐ăl]Revealing a higher spiritual meaning behind the literal meaning of a text. Medieval Christian exegesis of the Bible (see typology) reinterpreted many episodes of Hebrew scripture ...
authority

authority  

Legitimate power, decision-making capacity, and the means to cause others to obey. The word applies both to the abstract quality and to the individual or organization in command.
Beatus of Liébana

Beatus of Liébana  

(d. 798)A Spanish monk in Liébana (Cantabria), who in the 8th century authored a highly influential commentary on the Apocalypse. The significance of this commentary lay not so much ...
bible epic

bible epic  

The retelling of biblical narratives using the conventions of epic, Graeco-Roman or vernacular. The transposition of biblical texts into classical genres began before the Christian era, among ...
commentary

commentary  

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The tradition of adding a commentary to a text is an ancient one. The commentaries of classical antiquity, and the long line of scriptural commentaries, share a number of features ...
criticism

criticism  

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The reasoned discussion of literary works, an activity which may include some or all of the following procedures, in varying proportions: the defence of literature against moralists and censors, ...
David Kimhi

David Kimhi  

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(c.1160–1235).Jewish grammarian and exegete. Kimḥi was the author of the grammatical treatise Mikhlol (1532); he wrote commentaries on the books of Chronicles, Genesis, the prophetic books, and the ...
diagrams

diagrams  

A representation of relationships or information in graphical or pictorial form. For example, statistical graphs, force diagrams in mechanics and decision trees.
eisegesis

eisegesis  

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A comparatively modern term to describe, disapprovingly, a piece of scholarship which appears to find in a given text a significance alien to its context. This might be to provide biblical support ...
encyclopedias

encyclopedias  

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It was the Enlightenment which developed the modern encyclopedia. The first original Italian encyclopedia of note is the Nuovo dizionario scientifico e curioso sacro-profano of Gianfranco Pivati ...
etymology

etymology  

The study of the origins and development of words and their meanings. [From Greek etymos true + logos a word]
Exegesis

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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263 words

(ἐξήγησις, lit. “leading out”), hermeneutics, explanation or interpretation of the Bible. The foundations of exegesis were laid by the

Exegesis

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
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Religion
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146 words

(Gk., ‘bring out’).

1 The task of ‘bringing out’ the meaning of a text. Exegesis raises immediately the central question

Exegesis

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009
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Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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1,358 words

Exegesis (Ar. tafsīr or taʿwīl) refers to the interpretation and clarification of the text of the Qurʿān. For some

exegesis

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,614 words

[Greek, ‘to lead out’] Explaining or interpreting a text, usually a religious one, although analyses also exist of other books,

exegesis

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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106 words

A Greek word (found in the *LXX but not in NT) meaning ‘explanation’. It refers nowadays to commentary on

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