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Ten Steps for Exegesis (Part 1)

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The first four steps in the exegesis process are identifying the genre, getting the big picture, developing a thesis statement, and outlining the progress of thought.


Review and Introduction

I. Ten Steps for English Exegesis

1. Identify the Genre (the Literary Form)

2. Get the Big Picture: Establish the Historical and Literary Context

a. Historical Context

b. Literary Context

3. Develop a Thesis Statement

4. Outline the Progress of Thought in the Passage