Bible SuperSearch

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. - Jesus Christ, John 5:39

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Bible SuperSearch a link to your website? I’ve seen many web Bible searches that let you link to them.
  2. What is Bible SuperSearch?
  3. Why do you only offer Textus Receptus based Bibles?
  4. Will Bible SuperSearch ever support the Apocrypha?
  5. I have X Bible version with the proper licensing for it. How do I use it with Bible SuperSearch?
  6. I have PHP 3.x. Can I run Bible SuperSearch?
  7. My web hosting account has PHP, but no MySQL. Is there a Bible SuperSearch for me?
  8. I don’t have either PHP or MySQL on my hosting account? What can I do?
  9. How do I download your software?
  10. I’m having trouble installing Bible SuperSearch.  The installer keeps asking me to log in, or I keep getting a MySQL error.
  11. What is Bible SuperSearch Pro? When will this be released?
  12. What do you charge for Bible SuperSearch?
  13. I obtained X version of Bible SuperSearch.  Will you support it?
  14. Is there a way that I can run Bible SuperSearch on my home computer?

Is Bible SuperSearch a link to your website? I’ve seen many web Bible searches that let you link to them.

No.   Bible SuperSearch runs entirely (100%)* on your website.   It does not link or redirect your visitors to our website.   It runs 100% on your website.

* (In the future, a webservice API will be offered for ease of installation. This would link to our site transparently, and users would see only your site.)

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What is Bible SuperSearch?

Bible SuperSearch is a Bible search and passage look up tool designed to run on a website.   It is written in HTML, PHP, and CSS (with a little JavaScript), and is powered my a MySQL backend.

Please note: Bible SuperSearch does NOT run on a regular computer; it is designed for a website and needs a web server to run.

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Why do you only offer Textus Receptus based Bibles?

We believe the Textus Receptus/Byzantine text to be the preserved Word of God.   The majority (95%) of New Testament manuscripts agree with the Textus Receptus.   However, most modern Bibles are based on only 5% of the manuscripts, making them incomplete at the least.

As researchers need to see other Bibles for evacuation purposes, we will be adding them in the future, but they will be plainly marked as for research purposes only.

For more information on the Bible manuscript text issue, please see
http://www.preservedword.com/category/bible

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Will Bible SuperSearch ever support the Apocrypha?
Due to the Preserved Word Ministries statement of beliefs, we will never offer the Apocrypha with any of our software.   However, this does not prevent you modifying the scripts and distributing it with support for the Apocrypha.

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I have X Bible version with the proper licensing for it. How do I use it with Bible SuperSearch?

We will be releasing a package of developer’s tools soon that will allow you to import any text Bible into Bible SuperSearch.

Also, if you need help importing a Bible, you can have us produce the modules at a per hour rate. Contact us for details.

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I have PHP 3.x. Can I run Bible SuperSearch?
Sorry, you need to upgrade your PHP to run Bible SuperSearch.

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My web hosting account has PHP, but no MySQL. Is there a Bible SuperSearch for me?
Bible SuperSearch 4.0 will be built to use our new webservice API, and thus will not require PHP or MySQL on your server.
If you cannot wait for it’s release, you can build your own interface to point to our API.

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I don’t have either PHP or MySQL on my hosting account? What can I do?
Bible SuperSearch 4.0 will be built to use our new webservice API, and thus will not require PHP or MySQL on your server.
If you cannot wait for it’s release, you can build your own interface to point to our API.

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How do I download your software?

Go to our downloads page and order the software you want.

Once your payment has processed, you will be given a link to a .zip file. Click on the link, and save the file to your hard drive.

Extract the entire compressed file into one folder, and find the file that starts with “README” or “Install.”   This will give you further instructions for installing the software.

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I’m having trouble installing Bible SuperSearch.  The installer keeps asking me to log in, or I keep getting a MySQL error.
First, you should upgrade to the current version (>=2.1.00).  This version includes significant updates to the installer that should eliminate many of it’s reported problems. Second, you should make sure you are using a valid MySQL username and password.  Consult with your webhost to verify your username/password.

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What is Bible SuperSearch Pro? When will this be released?
Bible SuperSearch Pro (version 3.0) is an unreleased advanced edition of Bible SuperSearch.  We have decided not to official release it, but many of it’s features will be released with the upcoming version 4.0.  You may preview Bible SuperSearch Pro HERE.

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What do you charge for Bible SuperSearch?

It is free.  As in zero. After charging for it for a few years, we have decided to make it free again.   While we offer it for free, please help us out, and order the paid download if you can.  However, support will not be free.   If you ask for support, you will be REQUIRED to give your order number or other proof before we can assist you. This includes all forms of support, including email.

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I obtained X version of Bible SuperSearch.  Will you support it?
We only support purchased licenses of Bible SuperSearch.  This includes email support.  You will be required to provide an order number before any support is given.  If you have obtained Bible SuperSearch from another source, you may gain support by purchasing the official download.

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Is there a way that I can run Bible SuperSearch on my home computer?
Bible SuperSearch is web-based software, and therefore requires a web server to run.  Bible Desktop has a powerful retrieval/search syntax comparable with Bible SuperSearch, including Boolean search, and primitive proximity search.  It will run on Linux, Mac, Windows, and BSD.  (Preserved Word Ministries and Bible SuperSearch is NOT associated with the developers of Bible Desktop in any way.)  If you REALLY want to run Bible SuperSearch on your computer, you will need to set it up as a webserver with PHP and MySQL. For Windows and Mac users, you can do this by installing XAMPP

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