excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted.
extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.

Origin of bibliolatry

First recorded in 1755–65; biblio- + -latry
Related formsbib·li·ol·a·ter, bib·li·ol·a·trist, nounbib·li·ol·a·trous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bibliolatry



excessive devotion to or reliance on the Bible
extreme fondness for books
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Word Origin and History for bibliolatry

1763, "worship of books," from biblio- + -latry. Meaning "worship of the Bible" is from 1847.

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