The term “exegesis” comes from the Greek word “ἐξήγησις” (exēgēsis), meaning “explanation” or “interpretation.” Here’s a detailed chronological breakdown: 1. Proto-Indo-European (PIE) The PIE root “eghs-” means “out” or “to go out,” combined with “yeh₁-” meaning “to seek” or “to inquire.” 2. Ancient Greek From the PIE roots, the Ancient Greek verb “ἐξηγεῖσθαι” (exēgeisthai) developed, meaning “to lead out,” “to explain,” or “to interpret.” The noun “ἐξήγησις” (exēgēsis) means “explanation” or “interpretation.” 3. Latin The Greek “ἐξήγησις” (exēgēsis) was adopted into Latin as “exegesis,” retaining the same meaning of “explanation” or “interpretation.” 4. Middle English (c. 11th to 15th century CE) The Latin “exegesis” was adopted into Middle English, meaning… Read More

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