How Does the Oremus Bible Browser Work?


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The Oremus Bible Browser retrieves Bible verses and displays them in response to queries using bible citation format, such as Book chapter:verse. The browser also retrieves and displays consecutive verses within the same chapter in response to queries that entail Book chapter:verse-verse.

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Versions of the Bible within the database include the Anglicized New Revised Standard Version, the New Revised Standard Version and the King James Version. Searching for multiple chapters and verses in different books is also possible using bible citation format, with one citation per line. The browser also permits multiple Book chapter:verse-verse searches per line.

The browser also responds to searches for words and phrases, with twin dropdown menus to designate two sequential Books that potentially encompass the entered words or phrases. The Anglicized New Revised Standard Version corresponds to British English. Phrases and words must obey British spelling, or the browser cannot locate a potential match, such as "armour of God" as opposed to "armor of God." The opposite is true of the New Revised Standard Version, which corresponds to American English, namely in its spelling.

The browser displays any corresponding footnotes and hidden text and provides the option of omitting these details from each displayed passage by simply checking a desired box to refine results. The Oremus Bible Browser database includes three types of psalters, that is, the Book of Psalms. The same search guidelines apply, but the browser cannot retrieve other reference material that a psalter typically contains, such as a litany of the Saints or a liturgical calendar.

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