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Extra-Biblical

Extra-Biblical



Extra-Biblical

Extra-Biblical


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Teachings, concepts and practices claimed to be supported by or taught in the Bible, but which are based on incorrect interpretation. In hermeneutics, the study of the methodological principles of interpretation, this is known as "eisogesis" (super-imposing a meaning onto the text), as opposed to "exegesis" (drawing the meaning out of the text).

In some movements (e.g. Word-Faith and today's controversional revival groups), extra-Biblical teachings are called "revelational knowledge" or "rhema."

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