Application of Exegetical Principles and Methods

Minggang Wu (Sichuan Minzu College)


The interpretation of linguistic phenomena in ancient literature is called exegesis. three rules should be followed in exegetical: time differences in meaning, specific context, and determine the structure of sentences. Moreover, three basic methods are supposed to employ in exegetical: pictogram exegesis, phono-semantic exegesis and compound ideographs exegesis. Knowing this will help us to understand more precisely of ancient literature interpretation.


Exegetical principles;Methods;Application

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