There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

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    Paul Smith

    didactic

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      Paul Smith

      skippin around there to redound the renown of the mythology and its histology

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        Grinning Cat

        "Hermeneutics" vaguely comes to mind, "the theory and methodology of interpretation"...

        Then again, quite a few religious texts, the Bible included, are self-contradictory enough that believers have no choice but to resort to cherry-picking, whether or not that's kosher.

        The Bibviz project, a beautifully visualized catalog of biblical contradictions (as well as scientific absurdities and historical inaccuracies, cruelty and violence, misogyny, and anti-gay discrimination), is online again at a new home: https://philb61.github.io/

        (Speaking of nonkosher cherry-picking...)