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1. An expert on the Bible.
2. One who interprets the Bible literally.

Bib′li·cism n.


(ˈbɪblɪsɪst) or


1. (Bible) a biblical scholar
2. (Theology) a person who takes the Bible literally


(ˈbɪb lə sɪst)

1. a person who interprets the Bible literally or strictly.
2. a biblical scholar.
Bib`li•cis′tic, adj.


1. an expert in biblical text and exegesis.
2. a person who strictly follows the teachings of the Bible.
See also: Bible
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We may also wish to question the extent to which Quranic studies should emulate the methods and theories of Biblicists.
First, as Biblicists they understood the order of salvation to involve an adult confession of faith followed by baptism, a first-century experience mirrored in multiple biblical texts, many as direct as Peter's post-Pentecost assertion: "Repent and be baptized for the remissions of sins" (Acts 2:37-38).
As a guide to the Bible for biblicists, it may be the most important theological production of the sixteenth century for Anabaptists if measured by its practical and catechetical influence.
Evangelicals are Biblicists, they don't have a tradition of natural law as Roman Catholics do, and they have a suspicion of human reason," says Darryl Hart, "so whether it is foreign policy or domestic policy it is all biblical truth.
This scholarly, well-researched, and well-written book will be of great interest to liturgists and dramatists, cultural historians and anthropologists, biblicists and theologians, and those interested in comparative religions.
Keeble espoused the views of these Southern white biblicists, most of whom defended racial segregation in both sacred and secular settings.
Greenstein's words, "Many contemporary Biblicists are
He suggested that lessons from the deuterocanonical Old Testament books could be included in the lectionary "if only to assert our Christian liberty against the Biblicists who say that we cannot do so.
It remains, however, that the most interesting challenges to secularist assertions about questions as profound as the nature of the person have not come from divine command theorists or strict biblicists.
This word appears three other times in the Hebrew Bible: Song of Songs 4:3 and 6:7, and Isaiah 47:2, always in the genitive construct [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (3) Most contemporary biblicists concur that tsammah means "veil" (from the root [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], as in the Arabic [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], to draw together or tie up") (4) and that the thrust of this phrase is a praise of the Beloved's eyes whose shining beauty can hardly be concealed by her veil.
If it were a matter of theology, surely biblicists would notice the problems.
He studied injerusalem and can quote medieval and modem Jewish biblicists with understanding and empathy.