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Because Fee and Stuart’s book How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth has been so influential – over three-quarters of a million copies sold in four editions – let’s add their practical definitions of exegesis and hermeneutics to this discussion. From the preface (second edition, 1993; bold emphasis mine): “The great urgency that gave birth to this ...


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Question Restatement: What is the distinction between Hermeneutics, Exegesis, and Eisegesis? Question Restatement: Or, at hermeneutics.stackexchange.com, is there a distinct usage of the term "Hermeneutics"? This Site's Usage of the Terms At hermeneutics.stackexchange.com, there is a history of closing questions, because they do not "Start from ...


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1. “Light and heavy” (קל וחומר) - "kal vachomer", i.e. a minori ad majus and vice versa. The first of Hillel’s rules was known as the rule of “light and heavy” and was simply an application of the usual argument of “from the lesser to the greater.” (cf. Gen. 44:8; Ex. 6:12; Num. 12:14 – not explicit but see BK 25a; Deut. 31:27; I Sam. 23:3; Jer. 12:5; ...



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