Craig Blomberg has noted four ways that systematic theology can trump biblical exegesis rather than having exegesis as the basis for our systematic theology.
- If the immediate, literary context of the verses is not examined
- When textual and contextual features are ignored
- When interpreters fail to observe differences between one biblical writer's or corpus's use of key words or concepts and another's
- If parallel accounts of the same teaching or event are inappropriately harmonized so as to lose sight of the distinctive message of each
Craig L. Blomberg with Jennifer Foutz Markley, A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010), 321.