Biblicist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Biblicist One skilled in the knowledge of the Bible; a demonstrator of religious truth by the Scriptures.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Biblicist A professed adherent of the letter of the Bible; specifically, in the twelfth century, one who adhered to the Bible as the sole rule of faith and practice, as opposed to a scholastic, who professed to bring all the doctrines of faith to the test of philosophy.
    • n Biblicist A biblical scholar.
    • n Biblicist Also Biblist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Biblicist one versed in biblical learning: one who makes Scripture the sole rule of faith
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—Low L. biblia, fem. sing., earlier neut. pl., from Gr. ta biblia, lit. 'the books,' esp. the canonical books of Scripture, biblion, a book, dim. of biblos, papyrus, paper.