Bible SuperSearch 4.0.1 Released

Bible SuperSearch 4.0.1 has been released.  This bugfix release resolved issues searching for keywords containing certain Unicode characters. Also, the language used for Bible books now defaults to that of the first selected Bible (as it worked in the legacy code). This release affects all modern Bible SuperSearch products: Standalone Client WordPress Plugin API

Bible SuperSearch 4.0 Officially Released! API source code now available

We are pleased to announce the release of Bible SuperSearch 4.0.  This release finalizes the complete rebuild of the software that has been in progress since late 2015.   With this release, we are releasing the source code to our API. Bible SuperSearch was originally built to be ran completely independent of our website.  Now that this rebuild has been finished, we can offer this option once again.  Our client software allows anyone to install the Bible search engine easily on their website; adding the API allows for complete independence from our website.

Bible SuperSearch API 4.0.0 Release Candidate 1 Released

We are pleased to announce the first 4.0.0 pre-release of our API code. The API, when combined with a user interface, will allow running Bible SuperSearch completely independent of our website. Please report any bugs to us immediately. The final release is on schedule for May 4, 2019. NOTE:  This code is not production ready and should not be used in a production environment.

The Number of Verses in the Bible

There are a few different numbers floating around for the total number of verses in the Bible.  Most people, when looking for a count, will just find and quote one of these numbers. No one has time or patience to actually count the verses. And probably the easiest way to do this would be to add up the number of verses in each of the 1189 chapters. We know how many verses a chapter has by looking at the number of the last verse. But still, this would take time. However, building the Bible search engine (Bible SuperSearch) has enabled us to have computers do the counting for us. And the number of verses always came out to be 31,102. In order to build the Bible search engine, the Bible was imported into a (MySQL) database for easy querying. Each Bible has it’s own database table. For the KJV, the table is ‘bible_kjv’. In the table, each verse has it’s own row:   index book chapter verse text 1 1 1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 1 1 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 1 1 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 1 1 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and

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Bible SuperSearch API 4.0.0 alpha 1 released

We are pleased to announce the first alpha release of our API code. The API, when combined with a user interface, will allow running Bible SuperSearch completely independent of our website. NOTE:  This code is not production ready and should not be used in a production environment.

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.5 Released

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.5 has just been released.   Fixed some bugs in Internet Explorer Added a destination page option. This will allow displaying the form on one page, but viewing the results on another.  Note: Both pages must be on the same domain. Work on Bible SuperSearch 4.0 is progressing; it should be ready by Spring 2019, if not sooner.

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.0 released: Strong’s Numbers, Red Letter

Bible SuperSearch 2.7.0 has been released. Features added in this release: Strong’s numbers (King James Version) Displaying Searching Italicization of added words (KJV and Reina Valera Gómez) Words of Christ in Red (KJV and RVG) Strong’s number support has been included in the unreleased ‘Pro’ (3.0) version for years.  It is now released and available for everyone.  This includes inline Strong’s numbers in the text, indicating the root word from which the text was translated.  Hovering over a number will display it’s definition in a dialog.  Clicking on the number will search the Bible for it.  In addition, you can search for Strong’s numbers in any search query.  Example: Search for faith G3551.  The Strong’s numbers display can be toggled on and off. Italicization (also previously included in ‘Pro’), and Red Letter can also be toggled on and off.   You can now have all of these advanced Bible search features on your website.   Download Here  

Chapters and Verses

The Bible is indexed into chapters and verses for easy reference.  For example, ‘Romans’ would point the reader to Paul’s epistle (or letter) to the Romans.  (The reader would need to have a general idea where Romans is in the Bible.  Please see our article on Bible Books.)  Romans 2:5 would point the reader to Romans, chapter 2, verse 5. Origins of Chapters and Verses The Bible, as originally written, was not divided into chapters and verses.  Chapters were introduced in the 13th century by Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury.   Verses were introduced in the 16th century by the French scholar Robert Estienne (commonly known as Stephanus). As a Reformation-era scholar, he produced several editions of the (Textus Receptus) Greek New Testament text, and first introduced verse numbering in his 1551 edition. Issues with Chapters and Verses Chapters and verses are man-made additions to the Bible; they should not be considered inspired.  On the contrary, there are many chapter divisions that seem out of place. Example:  Immediately after Jesus tells Peter that he will deny Him, He also tells him not to be troubled. John 13:36 – 38 36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. 37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. 38 Jesus answered him, Wilt

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Bible SuperSearch 2.6.5 Released

This release adds several interfaces to the new client. Some have been migrated from the legacy software, but we have also added a set of minimal interfaces. This release also fixes several bugs and formatting issues.

Books of the Bible

  Books by their Biblical Order Order Full Name Abbreviations * Chapters 1 Genesis Gen, Gn 50 2 Exodus Ex, Exo, Exod 40 3 Leviticus Lev, Lv 27 4 Numbers Num, Nm, Nu 36 5 Deuteronomy Deut, Dt 34 6 Joshua Josh, Jos, Jsh 24 7 Judges Judg, Jdg 21 8 Ruth Ruth, Rth 4 9 1 Samuel 1 Sam, 1 Sm 31 10 2 Samuel 2 Sam, 2 Sm 24 11 1 Kings 1 Ki 22 12 2 Kings 2 Ki 25 13 1 Chronicles 1 Chron, 1 Chr 29 14 2 Chronicles 2 Chron, 2 Chr 36 15 Ezra Ezr, Ez 10 16 Nehemiah Neh, Ne 13 17 Esther Esth, Est 10 18 Job Jb 42 19 Psalms Ps 150 20 Proverbs Pro, Prov 31 21 Ecclesiastes Ecc, Ec 12 22 Song of Solomon Song, SOS 8 23 Isaiah Isa, Is 66 24 Jeremiah Jer, Je 52 25 Lamentations Lam 48 26 Ezekiel Eze, Ezek 12 27 Daniel Dan, Dn 5 28 Hosea Hos 14 29 Joel Jl 3 30 Amos Am, Ams 9 31 Obadiah Obad, Ob 1 32 Jonah Jon, Jnh 4 33 Micah Mic, Mch 7 34 Nahum Nah, Nh, Nhm 3 35 Habakkuk Hab, Hb 3 36 Zephaniah Zeph, Zep 3 37 Haggai Hag, Hg 2 38 Zechariah Zech, Zec 14 39 Malachi Mal, Ml 4 40 Matthew Matt, Mt 28 41 Mark Mark, Mk 16 42 Luke Lk, Lu 24 43 John Jn 21 44

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