eisegete

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eisegete (plural eisegetes)

  1. A person who places meaning on a text which is not originally or inherently present in the text itself.

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eisegete (third-person singular simple present eisegetes, present participle eisegeting, simple past and past participle eisegeted)

  1. To place meaning on a text which is not originally or inherently present in the text itself
    • Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments edited by Yvonne Sherwood, Kevin Hart (page 255) (Routledge, ISBN 0415968887) [1]
      And nowhere does that nongivenness appear more clearly, paradoxial as that may be, than in the image of Jesus writing something that we readers cannot read, cannot exegete or eisegete, and therefore cannot deconstruct.

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