American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Divination by interpretation of a passage chosen at random from a book, especially the Bible.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of divination performed by means of a book; specifically, divination by means of the Bible, consisting in selecting passages of Scripture at hazard and drawing from them indications concerning the future.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of divination, performed by selecting passages of Scripture at hazard, and drawing from them indications concerning future events.
- From biblio- + -mancy. (Wiktionary)
“I'd just like to point out that there's a technical name for this approach to scriptural interpretation: "bibliomancy".”
“It was traditional bibliomancy called estekhareh, disdained by some clerics as irrational and akin to spiritual gambling, but a method sometimes used by Supreme Leader Khamenei.”
“It's intended as an idea generator, meant to spark thought through permutation, combination, and juxtaposition; a sort of constrained bibliomancy.”
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“Outside his work his tastes lay in the direction of botany and bibliomancy, which latter, according to the dictionary, is "Divination performed by selecting passages of Scripture at hazard.”
“Just like one can gain inspiration for the solution to a problem in science or mathematics in a dream or a vision, one can gain it from using arbitrary forms of numerology or even games of chance (tarot, throwing dice, bibliomancy, i-ching) -- but to assume that the form and the content are necessarily interrelated is a mistake.”
“When I first got it (a wonderful $10 buy at bookstore that helps to support a women’s shelter in my home town of Cairns) and began reading, a friend told me that it could be used for bibliomancy.”
“Reading Lapham’s is like being an observer to the musings of an accomplished collector gripped by bibliomancy during an extended weekend visit to his abode.”
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denoting or relating to divination by a specified means
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Methods of divination.
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