Bibliology

Bibliology’s Definitions

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary does not include a definition for bibliology.

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defined bibliology as:[1]
1 – “the history and science of books as physical objects BIBLIOGRAPHY”
2 – “often capitalized the study of the theological doctrine of the Bible”

Dictionary.com defined it as:[2]
“a branch of library science dealing with the history, physical description, comparison, and classification of books and other works.”

Bibliology’s Etymology

1800-1810 – Allegedly the earliest known use of the word bibliology.
“biblio- + -logy”[2]

1804 – Allegedly the earliest known use of the word bibliology. It was defined as number 1 above.[1]

1804 – It meant “book-lore”, “from French bibliologie; see biblio- + -logy”[3]

By 1871 – It meant “Biblical literature”[3]

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References:

[1] – “Bibliology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bibliology. Accessed 9 Oct. 2020.

[2] – https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bibliology?s=t. Accessed 9 Oct. 2020.

[3] – https://www.etymonline.com/word/bibliology. Accessed 9 Oct. 2020.

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