What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics? Are they the same, is there overlap, or does one pick up where the other leaves off?
I completely agree with Richard's great answer, but would boil it down to this:
In common use you would employ hermeneutics to study the text before expounding on it through exegesis.
After a chat discussion, this is my understanding:
Hermeneutics is the theories and methods for studying text. Exegesis is the interpretation of text.
The difference is in theory verses practice.
For example, hermeneutics has techniques available, such as contextual analysis, or lexical-syntatical analysis. Hermeneutics is the theory behind translating text.
By comparison, exegesis is the application of interpreting and translating text. There are no "exegesis techniques" (that would be hermeneutics). Instead, there are commentaries regarding the text, which are entire books of exegesis.
Example qeustions here on the site (the examples better suited for meta):
"What does 'water' mean in 5 Timothy 127:33?" - Exegesis
Hermeneutics: Is the study and the right application of scriptures make man knowledgeable, acceptable, truthful, and serviceable.
Purpose of Hermeneutics
Exegesis: Refers to deeper explanation after Bible studies. It explains each text taken with deeper analysis. It explains beyond the Hermeneutics explanation.
Goals of Exegesis
Biblical exegesis should be the intellectual enzyme that transforms the stupor of our worldly and futile affections into a deep and glad and living hope .
Procedures of exegesis
By Maxwell Kobina Acquah (YEFULKAY) www.sbpra.com/Yefulkay Author of - THE CHURCH (IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK)