Bibliomancy

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I hope i can make some sense...

I understand the act to use a random page from the bible and interpet it to spiritually guide oneself, but is this an act based on the belief that a random book can hold secrets and messages. Or is this a practice that is followed within the religion, by having faith?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:19
Bibliomancy | Literary Devices

I've been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found
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Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content
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Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:54
Example

There is Bibliomancy in Avenged Sevenfold Beast and the Harlot!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:01
Yasss!!!!! \m/

Yasss!!!!! \m/

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:08
NICE

NICE

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:25
Its spelled quran not koran.

Its spelled quran not koran.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 03:07
There a different versions of the spelling

There a different versions of the spelling

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:05
you can use any of the two

you can use any of the two

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:38
It can be spelled multiple

It can be spelled multiple ways. Koran, Quran, Qran, Koraan, etc., are just a few of those ways... And those are only Latin characters! It can be spelled in Arabic, Hebrew, an Oriental language, a Latin language, Inuit languages, Slavic languages... I could go on for hours.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 06:17
You all got it wrong

It is properly spelled like so, قرآن

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 22:22
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 18:38
Quran and koran

It can be spelled many ways but in most cases its spelled quran.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:50
it can be spelled many ways.

it can be spelled many ways. In languages that use different character systems, any number of transcribings can be considered correct, e.g. Mao Tsetung?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 03:23
Transliteration varied over time...

Mohammedan, Muhammadan, Moslem, Muslim, etc.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/13/2015 - 02:16
your still wrong

It's actually spelled Qu'ran

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:05
does it matter how its

does it matter how its spelled

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 19:46
Its actually pronounced Qu'ran

It's actually pronounced as Qu'ran

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 23:17
and you're also wrong,

and you're also wrong, "you're" as in 'you are' in spelt "you're", not 'your'.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:35
you're wrong too

I believe you're suppose to say 'is spelt' not 'in spelt'

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:35
You are both incorrect

You're is the correct term for you are. However spelt is incorrect. You should have written spelled. The English language is tricky. Also, just some friendly advice would be, not to get your feelings hurt when someone is correcting you. Constructive criticism is a gift not a burden.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/28/2016 - 18:13
You are also wrong

Isn't it supposed to be 'supposed'?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 10:28
Learning how to speak and write the English language correctly

OMG, this conversation is hysterical. The contraction you are is "you're", not your. There is no such word as spelt. The word "spelled" is spelled s p e l l e d , not s p e l t. I highly suggest that anyone who is incapable of speaking and writing the English language correctly should refrain from adding his/her two cents of sarcasm in the discussion.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 20:52
Reply to comment | Literary Devices

I've been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did,
the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:54
So basically slang doesn't

So basically slang doesn't count. Even though it holds in some popular books as being correct. Spelt could just be a slang term for spelled. It doesn't mean it is incorrect if people understand it. If people don't understand it then argue. Seriously?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 19:29
SPELT IS A WORD

In British English, past participle of "spell" is, in fact, "spelt". We are all learning here. Lol.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 11:22
Um...

Spelt is also a kind of wheat, isn't it?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 03:56
This arguement was really funny :-)

Hahaha

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:52
oy, break up the fight

you petty, pseudo-intellectuals

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 07/05/2014 - 06:47
Funny

hahaha

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/04/2015 - 02:37
I have nothing better to do with my life.

Since "pseudo-intellectuals" is one noun thanks to the hyphen, there is no need for the "," after petty.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 02:36
Got him

You heard me

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 06:13
This is so foolish

This is so foolish

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 18:09
Beowulf

What would be an example of Bibliomancy in Beowulf?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:50
Grendel

The fact that Grendel is described as a descendant of Cain (As in Cain and Abel).

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 18:50
Would Simon as a Christ

Would Simon as a Christ figure in Lord of the Flies be an example of this? He prophesizes, speaks to the beast and then dies so the plot follows Christs life but I'm not sure it was random.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/30/2013 - 21:13
Simon is a prophet, Moses to

Simon is a prophet, Moses to be more exact. Ralph is the Christ figure.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 18:49
Simon is Christ

Yes, this was discussed in my English class. There is a very good chance he was intended to be Christ.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 06:19
Re: Simon is Christ

Simon Brindley is god.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:06
Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Would the story-line of Chronicle of a Death Foretold be called this? As it is all a juxtaposition to Jesus and his death...the main character is killed in a way that is clearly similar to that of Jesus

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 09:03
Etymology and Definition

Bibliomancy was a form of divination involving the opening of a book (often a holy text) to a random page and seeking inspiration there. Biblio was the Greek word for book, as in bibliophile. The word Bible is eventually derived from Biblio, and is the best known example of this root word.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 03:31
A Hearty "Thank You"

Thank you for addressing this. I was preparing to do so myself when I happened upon your comment. Kudos!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 01:50
question

Would the title of Shakespeare's novel Measure For Measure and the use of verses in the novel count as bibliomancy?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 09:19
Its a play

Measure for Measure is a play, not a novel.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 19:55
yes, an eye for an eye, a

yes, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:39
Question

Would having a charactar describe God be an example of bibliomancy?
"Sort of bluish gray eyes. Cool. Big though. White lashes. I say....God wrote the bible, white folks had nothing to do with it." (195, Walker) -The Color Purple

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 03:12
Hmm

I would call that more of a biblical allusion if anything.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 00:29
Question

Would a speech by Mother Teresa, specifically her Nobel Prize speech be considered as Bibliomancy?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 21:26
Question

Would directly quoting a passage from the Bible count as Bibliomancy? Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 00:46
no, quoting the bible

no, quoting the bible wouldn't apply. Bibliomancy is when you essential "borrow" a plot point or several plot points from one of the many stories contained in the bible (or any ancient text for that matter).

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:45
Here's another example

in Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck writes that Uncle John places the dead baby in a box that floats down stream, reminiscing in a way to Moses. We can also see it when Jim Casy (note the name similarity, Jesus Christ, Jim Casy, they both have JC) leads a strike and protects the people while also discussing radical new philosophies just as Jesus did.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 05:37

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