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Bibliomancy

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Forecasting future events by the Bible. The plan was to open the sacred volume at random, and lay your finger on a passage without looking at it. The text thus pointed out was supposed to be applicable to the person who pointed it out. (Greek, biblia, Bible; manteia, prophecy.) (See Sortes.)

⁂ Another process was to weigh a person suspected of magic against a Bible. If the Bible bore down the other scale, the accused was acquitted.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bias
Biberius Caldius Mero
Bible
Bible-backed
Bible-carrier (A)
Bible Christians
Bible-Clerk
Bible Statistics
Biblia Pauperum [the poor man’s Bible]
Biblical
Bibliomancy
Bibulus
Biceps
Biceps Parnassus (Pers. Prol. 2)
Bickerstaff (Isaac)
Bioorn
Bid
Bid
Bid-ale
Bidding Beads
Bidding-Prayer