Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching
Traditionally the term was used primarily for work with the Bible ; however, in modern usage "biblical exegesis" is used for greater specificity to distinguish it from any other broader critical text explanation. Exegesis includes a wide range of critical disciplines: textual criticism is the investigation into the history and origins of the text, but exegesis may include the study of the historical and cultural backgrounds of the author, text, and original audience. Other analyses include classification of the type of literary genres presented in the text and analysis of grammatical and syntactical features in the text itself. The terms exegesis and hermeneutics have been used interchangeably. Adjectives are exegetic or exegetical e.