Application "Biblia Internetowa" is designed for quick searching and comparison of different Bible versions (including apocrypha and pseudoepigraphs).
It can search parallelly through many Bible versions (within the same language).
There are 3150755 verses in 107 Bibles in 23 languages.
Currently the application use two interfaces: Polish and English. The interface is recognized automatically by the browser.
Default book abbreviations use Biblia Tysiaclecia (for Polish interface) and BibleWorks for English. Almost every book has a few available
aliases. The following list contains all available abbreviations and aliases (upper or lowercase doesn't matter).
You can also use spaces between the number and book name, e.g.
np. 1Kor 1:1; 1 Kor 1:2; 1Koryntian 1:3; II Koryntian 1:4; 3 Jana 1,2
Inside the "Read" section you can display a verse or a list of verses separated with ; (semicolon):
<book abbrev> <space> <chapter number> : <verse number>
<book abbrev> <space> <chapter number> : <verse number>nn
<book abbrev> <space> <chapter number> : <beginning verse number> - <end verse number>
The characters nn at the end of the verse number mean: "all verses to the end of the chapter".
Only full words (with minimum 3 characters) or phrases can be searched. A phrase is any string of characters inside quotation marks.
Partial words are not searched unless you explicitly mark it with * (asterix) character (see below)
There is only one global character available: * (asterix). It means any number (including zero) of characters in the word.
will find all verses containing heaven and (plural form) heavens. It is more usefull and important
for languages with more sophisticated grammar than English, e.g. in Polish every word can have even 7 different forms.
For boolean queries the following operators are available:
explicit operator AND: &
Luke & Demas find verses containing word Luke and word Demas, the words can appear in any order. The AND operator is default, so the same result can be obtained with: Luke Demas.
operator OR: |
Luke | Demas finds verses containing the word Luke or the word Demas or both words in any order.
OR operator precedence is higher than AND, so (this is a Polish example) Pan & (nieba | niebios| niebiosa| niebiosami) can be written in shorter form
as Panie nieba | niebios | niebiosa | niebiosami or even (in this case) Panie nieba | niebios*
operator NOT: -
Christ -Herod find verses including word Christ but not containing Herod.
Queries like "-hell", which implicitly includes all documents from the collection cannot be evaluated.
This is both for technical and performance reasons. For the same reason, it is not possible to display more than 1000 verses as result of searching.
Words and phrases inside quotation marks allow for more complex searching. Quotation marks have the highest priority.
Eg. (Jesus Lord) | (Kingdom Heaven) finds verses containing the words Jesus and Lord or
verses containing the words Kingdom Heaven (the words can appear in any order).
The application uses extended query search thanks to Sphinx
Searching by Strong's code is similiar to searching any word. To get the best results one should use Hebrew or Greek versions. Examples: find Logos (code: G3056) in NT or JHWH (code: H3068 in Old Testament.
Typing Polish characters without a Polish keyboard
For those who do not have access to a Polish keyboard, eg. using a Kindle 3G device, there is an alternative way for typing Polish characters. It can be done by combination of two characters: ~ (tilde) and latin (ASCII) version. One may use lower or uppercase characters because the searching is case insensitive.
~a = ą, ~c = ć, ~e = ę, ~l = ł, ~n = ń, ~o = ó, ~s = ś, ~z = ż, ~x = ź
In the case of needing such support for another language, please contact me contact with me.