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Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnionHere are three new words I’ve stumbled across this week.
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1. eisegetic
(n) [ahy-si-JET-ik]

Definition—an interpretation, esp. of Scripture, that expresses the interpreter's own ideas, bias, or the like, rather than the meaning of the text

Use“Absolutely brilliant man, amazing preacher, but sometimes a bit too eisegetical for me.”
~found it reading blog comments on

2. theodicy
(n) [thee-OD-uh-see]

Definition—a vindication of God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil

Use“I could dig up my theodicy notes from seminary and give some ideas.”    
  ~found it while reading Plan B

3. hydrologic
(adj) [hahy-druh-LOJ-ik]

Definition—the science dealing with the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the Earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere

Use“Local Weather Alert: Hydrologic Statement [State Warning]”
~found it when looking up my weather forecast on

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Which words did you already know?

Have you ever been under a hydrologic warning?


DanaB said...

Funny you should mention hydrologic--I,too, ran across this one when weather checking recently!!

Interesting words, those!


bermudaonion said...

I didn't know any of them, but I guessed that the 3rd one had something to do with water! What great words! Thanks for participating!

Margot said...

I like that you found words from lots of sources this week. They are everywhere - aren't they.

Jo-Jo said...

These are some great words this week. Hydrologic is a good one to know with all the rain that is coming!

bekahcubed said...

I knew eisegetic, but only because I've just been reading Francis Chan's Forgotten God--in which Chan discusses the difference between eisegesis and exegesis.


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