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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,614 words

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

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
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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