noun, often capitalized
bi·​blist | \ ˈbī-bə-list, ˈbī-blist, ˈbi-blist;specific variants can be found at senses below \
plural -s

Definition of biblist

1 \ ˈbi-​blist also ˈbī-​b(ə-​)list \ : a biblical scholar
2 \ ˈbī-​b(ə-​)list \ : one who practices or advocates biblism

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“Biblist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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