Definition - Explaining or interpreting a text, especially scripture.
Note: Those who do this are called exegetes.

Example -
What God is saying in this passage is ….

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek exegeisthai, explain or interpret (from ex, out + hegeisthai, to lead or guide).

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation in this sense is from 1823:
"Exegesis, an explication of words or an elucidation of sentences."
(in Crabb, Technology Dictionary)

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