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 Biblical.Bib’ulus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bibliomancy.
 
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.)   1
   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.   2
 


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