For me, the most basic principle for literal meaning must start with God is love.
The literal sense is the meaning conveyed by the words of Scripture and discovered by exegesis, following the rules of sound interpretation: “All other senses of Sacred Scripture are based on the literal.” – CCC 116
The literal mean of “Bible” is “book.”
No, It’s “books”
In addition, the best way to find Catholic doctrines based on Divine Revelation is to use the “Index of Citations”, page 689, following paragraph 2865, of the* Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition.*
By the way. Bible means Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth