The scholar spent his whole life writing a powerful exegesis or critical explanation of the sacred text. Dr. Scrimshaw’s book was used in college courses across the country because his exegesis of the religious work helped students understand modern interpretations of the ancient document. The exegesis or written analysis was 250 pages longer than the original document, but students still liked it because it explained its difficult concepts in a simple and clear fashion.
Quiz: What is exegesis?
- An in-depth explanation that makes another piece of writing understandable.
- The longest work of a scholar’s career.
- A text that is widely accepted as worth studying.