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1. Excessive adherence to a literal interpretation of the Bible.
2. Extreme devotion to or concern with books.

bib′li·ol′a·ter n.
bib′li·ol′a·trous adj.


1. (Bible) someone who reveres the Bible
2. a person who shows excessive admiration for a book

bibliolater, bibliolatrist

a person who is excessively fond of books. See also bible.
See also: Books
a person who respects the Bible excessively and interprets it literally.
See also: Bible
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