English: The various stages in the exegetical programme include preliminary selection of a
passage, first close reading, demarcation, textual criticism, determining the real world
context, the literary type, the place of the micro-text within its macro-structure,
analysing the structure of the micro-text, detailed analysis, formulating the message
for the first readers, guidelines for understanding the text’s message for today and
(optional) a translation. Lexico-grammatical, literary and semantic criteria for text
demarcation are presented. Under detailed analysis a new linguistic tools, metaphors,
Semitic influence and intertextuality are discussed.