Search HELP

A quick reference to the features of Bible, Morph and Basic Search.

For use with Logos 9 and older versions

Page Contents


These are found in the Search panel menu.

  • Select Match Case for a case sensitive search.
  • Select Match all Word Forms to perform a search that is stemmed.
    Note that stemming is algorithmic and matches non-Original language words by their perceived stem or root.
  • Select Match Equivalent References to get results for the same value from multiple datatypes
    like Person, Place, Preaching Theme, Topic. It has no effect on the <Bible> datatype.
    For example: <Person Holy Spirit> will also return results for <Topic Holy Spirit> & <PreachingTheme Holy Spirit>.
    Note that it may not give the results that you expect.
  • Select Show whole verses in Grid view to see the the whole verse.

Syntax and Operators

Note that search operators must be UPPERCASE.

1. References

To search for references in the text of a resource you need to know the name that identifies the data (its datatype),
together with its value and how you want to treat that value.
The format is <datatype Op value> where Op can be:

  • ~ (narrow intersection),
  • = (exact match),
  • intersect (any intersection with value),
  • subset (result wholly included in value), or
  • superset (result includes the whole value).

Note ~ is the default operator that finds any bible reference within a range of verses in the same chapter.
For example, <bible Jn 3:16> is the same as <bible ~Jn 3:16>, and it will be found in John 3:16 and John 3:15-17, but not in John 3 nor John 2:24-3:17.
See Using Operators for more examples and a detailed explanation.

Familiar datatypes are handled automatically:

  • <Jn 3.16> or <~Jn 3:16> are recognised as <bible ~Jn 3:16>
  • <G5547> is recognised as <GreekStrongs = G5547>.
  • Strong’s number ranges can be specified as <G875-878>, <H769-771>
  • Louw-Nida numbers & ranges can be specified as <LN 57.125>, <ln 57.125-57.129> or <ln 57.125-129>
  • TWOT numbers & ranges can be specified as <TWOT 1768>, <twot 1768-1768b>
  • TDNT Volume/Page can be specified as <TDNT 8.1>, <tdnt 7.445>, <tdnt 7.444-447>

You can get the reference from most resources after choosing Reference from the Context menu and selecting Search in Copy reference:.
You can also get this by right-clicking a Reference e.g. from a location in Early Church Fathers, NPNF2.4 —> <Athanasius = Athanasius, De incarnatione verbi 1>.
This can often be simplified by omitting the duplicated datatype name —> <Athanasius = De incarnatione verbi 1>.

2. (Logical) OR, AND, ANDNOT

The Logical or Boolean operators.

For example:
 Jesus OR Lord —> either “Jesus” or “Lord”, or both
 Jesus AND Lord —> “Jesus” and “Lord”
 Jesus ANDNOT Lord —> “Jesus” but not “Lord”

 Jesus, Lord —> comma = OR
 Jesus Lord —> space = AND
 Jesus -Lord —> dash = ANDNOT (no space after the dash)

In a case sensitive Bible Search, Jesus -Lord means you want “Jesus” in a verse but NOT “Lord” (a referent for “Jesus” or “God”), whilst “lord” will be included.
Jesus ANDNOT “Lord Jesus” is less restrictive, as it allows “Lord” outside the phrase/expression “Lord Jesus”.

Note that using the characters comma, space, and dash can give incorrect results when used in combination with Proximity & Morph operators
e.g. @N, @V does not work, and you should use @N OR @V.


Results from a Bible search are bound by verses and a Basic search (incl. bibles) is bound by chapters or articles,
but you can further restrict results by specifying their proximity to each other.
These operators require results to be in exactly the same location, or in different locations; usually in a morphological resource, or a reverse interlinear bible.

For example:
λόγος ANDEQUALS word => finds where λόγος is translated as “word”
i.e. they refer to each other, and share the same location in the resource.
λόγος NOTEQUALS word => finds where λόγος is not translated as “word”
word NOTEQUALS λόγος ==> finds words other than λόγος that were translated as “word”.
In a reverse interlinear, this can show where “word” was interpolated.

EQUALS can be used in place of ANDEQUALS
NOT EQUALS can be used in place of NOTEQUALS


The main unit of proximity for these operators is WORDS and these are the actual words you see in the text.
Intervening punctuation and footnote markers are ignored.

For example:
 Lord BEFORE 4 WORDS Christ —> means between 1 and 4 WORDS.
 Lord WITHIN 2-3 WORDS Christ —> means between 2 and 3 WORDS.
 Lord WITHIN 2-2 WORDS Christ —> means exactly 2 WORDS.

CHARACTERS or CHARS can be used and they include word separators (space), punctuation and footnote markers. Consequently, the minimum separation between words is 2.

For example:
 Lord BEFORE 2 CHARS “Jesus Christ” —> will find “Lord Jesus Christ” with no punctuation or footnote markers between “Lord” and “Jesus Christ”.

The NOT modifier may be used with these operators.


These specify that word(s) should occur BEFORE or AFTER another word(s), and optionally restrict their proximity.

For example:
 Jesus BEFORE Christ
 Jesus BEFORE 2 WORDS Christ
 Jesus NOT BEFORE 2 WORDS Christ —> this will be true if “Christ” is not present
 Christ AFTER 2 WORDS Jesus —> functionally the same as “Jesus BEFORE 2 WORDS Christ”

You can use 5. Lists to specify multiple words e.g. (Lord, Jesus) BEFORE 2 WORDS Christ.


WITHIN specifies the proximity of words to each other, irrespective of order.
NEAR is similar to WITHIN but has an inbuilt proximity of 48 chars (about 8-10 words).

For example:
 Jesus NEAR Christ
 Jesus WITHIN 2 WORDS Christ
 Jesus NOT WITHIN 2 WORDS Christ —> this will be true if “Christ” is not present

You can use 5. Lists to specify multiple words.

5. Lists

A list (a, b, c, d, ...) is used to specify alternative search items in a compact form.
For example (who, whoever, whom) will match who or whoever or whom. The parentheses ( ) are optional in simple searches.
Prior to v7 you had to use a list with proximity operators e.g. (who, whoever, whom) NEAR Christ,
but now you can use (who OR whoever OR whom) NEAR Christ.

Logical operators within a list will give incorrect results e.g. (God AND love), Jesus is treated as (God AND love) AND Jesus

6. Wildcards

* will match any sequence of zero or more characters
? will match 1 character in a word, and also matches zero characters at the end of a word.

For example:
lord* matches “lord”, “lords”, “lorded” and “lord’s”.
lord? matches “lord”, “lords”, but not “lorded” nor “lord’s”.
lo?d matches “lord”, “load” but not “lod”.

A wildcard will not match punctuation, spaces, or anything else that separates words i.e. Jesus?Christ and Jesus*Christ will not match “Jesus Christ”.

7. Phrases

Use quotes to search for a phrase e.g. “My God”, “people of Israel”
You can use phrases in a list e.g. (“My God”, “My Lord”)
You can use wildcards in a phrase e.g. “Lord ??? Christ” will match “Lord and Christ”.

8. Fields

A Field is a specially tagged portion of text in a resource e.g. Bible Text, Words of Christ, Heading Text, Large Text.
Use the “All... Text” drop down menu to limit a search to a field.
To match a specific word(s) within a field use the format fieldname:word e.g. words-of-christ:”blessed are”.
An alternative syntax is ([field fieldname1, fieldname2, ...] word) e.g. [field words-of-christ] “blessed are”.
Parentheses are needed to limit the scope of the field e.g. ([field heading,largetext] baptism) <Acts 2:38>

See Search Fields for available fields.

9. Language Match Commands

Match commands can be used to refine matches for words in different languages e.g. [match dagesh] hebrew:מֶֽלֶךְ, [match accents] hebrew:מֶֽלֶךְ.
Commands can be combined by separating with a comma e.g. [match dagesh, accents] hebrew:מֶֽלֶךְ will be sensitive to vowels and accents.

Used for morphologically tagged resources, usually bibles.
General format is lemma:word@morph or root:word@morph e.g. lemma:λόγος@N, root:λεγω@N.
But you can also search for lemma:word, root:word or @morph e.g. lemma:λόγος, @N

Type g:transliteration or h:transliteration to get a Greek or Hebrew word list, from which you can select a lemma e.g. g:logos, g:lego, h:el.
Type @ to get a “Part of Speech” drop down and make your selections.
A root is best selected from the context menu e.g. λεγω is the root for λόγος so the search has to be root:λεγω@N.

Morphological terms can be used with operators #2 thru #9 above, but note the following:

  1. To use @ with #3 and #7 the format is (@morph) e.g. (@CLI) ANDEQUALS therefore
  2. To use @ with #5 alternative patterns the format is @morph1, morph2, morph3... e.g. περί BEFORE 1 WORDS @NG, JG, DG

You can also search for manuscript words, individually or as a phrase (#7). Also see Basic Search below.

A convenient way to search for biblical text in bibles, and for data that is associated with it e.g. glosses, Words of Christ.
You can also perform morphological searches but get the format by using Morph Search as above and then select Bible Search
e.g. lemma:λόγος@N will then appear as <lemma = lbs/el/λόγος> ANDEQUALS <lbs-morph+el ~ N????>, where lbs=Logos Morph and el=Greek.

You can use operators and lists #1 to #9, but using a subset of #1 that applies to bibles e.g. Louw-Nida and Strong’s numbers.

You can search for bible cross references (in footnotes), which was previously possible only in Basic Search e.g. <Jer 2>.

Depending on the search term, you may get results in Fuzzy Bible Search.

Primarily used for non-bible resources, but you can search bibles as per Bible Search above with the advantage that results can cross verse boundaries (select “Bible Text” instead of All text).

You can use operators and lists #1 to #9.

lang:word is a manuscript search, where lang can be greek, hebrew, aramaic, syriac or a non-biblical language
e.g. greek:λόγος, aramaic:מלך, hebrew:מלך. It will find all occurrences of that word in a bible unless you restrict it to “Surface Text”/”Bible Text” instead of All Text.

You can filter your search with a reference range if you see the heading All Passages
e.g. select the resource NPNF 1.2 and you can enter/paste a reference like Aug., De civ. Dei 1.27 into the Reference Range box.


Everything searches Factbook, Media, Atlas, books on, your Personal Books and your Documents.
It also searches for resource data (metadata), Community Tags and Topics in your library.
Most of the results are partial and provide links to more complete searches:

  • You may get results in Fuzzy Bible Search, depending on the search term.
  • Topic —> provides articles from your library if the search term is a topic addressed by the “Logos Controlled Vocabulary” (LCV) dataset.
    The search term can be a phrase or words – don’t use <Topic words>.
    Note that Topic Guide is more direct and you can get further results from the Collections section.
  • Factbook —> provides results from Factbook that are related to the search term e.g. topics, biographies, events.
  • Media —> provides an image search of your library.
  • Atlas —> provides a search of the Atlas (online) if your search term is a <Place>.
  • Community Tags —> searches tags that you & others have applied to resources to supplement Faithlife’s tags.
  • Library Resources —> searches your Library metadata for resources that satisfy the query.
  • —> searches metadata for resources that satisfy the query (online).

Available from the toolbar of most resources, Inline search allows you to search the resource with results formatted directly in the text.
Click the icon to initiate a search and click it again to exit.

This Search is included as a section in Bible Search and Basic > Everything Search.
It performs an online search of multiple English bibles for words that ‘fuzzily’ belong to a bible passage.
The words are treated individually, and should be separated by spaces (or AND) to get a result.

Results appear in your preferred bible, with the most likely matches at the top. Note that some words are ignored, and fuzzy matches are not highlighted.
For example, results for fortunate are those who will highlight “are”, “who” in 2 Chron 9:7 (ESV), but “Happy” is not highlighted.
A search for happy are those who is more fruitful, and you will see results with “blessed”, whilst 2 Chron 9:7 is not included!

Searching Filtered/Selected Resources

Whilst you can select resources via Collections or Tags and Ratings, it is not always convenient/necessary to create Collections and Tags for many searches.

1. Enter a Collection rule
In the Search box for Resources enter a rule that you would use for a Collection.
e.g. * -type:courseware will select all types of resources except Courseware.

2. Select from Library
Select some resources in Library, right click and choose Search these resources. Depending on the resources you have selected, it will open either a Bible Search or a Basic Search and allow you to enter a search term.
If you filter Library from the Sidebar or Find box, and/or sort it via the headings in Details view, you will have a list of resources that specifically interest you e.g. sort by Last Accessed for resources you recently read/opened.

Advanced Searching

The Logos Search engine enables powerful searches for rich categories of (mainly) biblical data but many of these categories require a current Feature Set or a subscription e.g. Faithlife Connect.

Most datatypes are straightforward and familiar and they can be referenced in the text, but the advanced ones classify words or sections of the text in much the same way that you might e.g. Person, Place, Preaching Theme, Event. And their values are not as abbreviated, nor as predictable as <Bible> or <GreekStrongs> values.
The necessary information for these datatypes is stored in a dataset, and most have been documented.

Search Extensions
The {extension} syntax provides new Search terms (or plugins) which can be used within the existing Basic, Bible & Morph searches, depending how you want the results formatted i.e. by verse or by article.
Many are associated with datatypes, but not all e.g. {Highlight} is a search to find the highlighting styles in your resource(s).

One way to view this syntax is to regard a <datatype> search as a specific {extension}. For example, {Reference <bible Jn 3:16>} could return references to Jn 3:16 in any resource, whereas {Milestone <bible Jn 3:16>} will return the text of Jn 3:16 from a bible (or commentary).
Note that you won’t find <bible> milestones in a bible dictionary or encyclopedia!

Note the Search Field (and highlighting) drop-down menu doesn’t apply to search extensions.

Datatype Searching

Start with a Reverse Interlinear bible and right click a word. One side of the Context menu will show which of these datatypes are present,
and the other side will allow you to Search by opening the Search tool with a properly formatted query e.g. {Section <PropositionalOutline = Jesus-Action>}.

Alternatively, type a word in a Search Find box and let the Autocompleter suggest and format the query for you
e.g. type ‘marriage’ and you will see suggestions for the Topic, Preaching Theme, Culture and Sense. Click and run the search.

An Everything search would be more fruitful as it will usually provide a Factbook article with further results and links to Guides.
If you want to restrict the suggestions then type, for example, <PreachingTheme marriage or <Event Moses.

Person, Place, Thing Searches

These datatypes enable you to get relevant results for these entities.

  • <Person name> —> biblical persons e.g. <Person Jesus>
  • <Place name> —> biblical places (towns, rivers, regions..) e.g. <Place Jerusalem>, <Place Jordan>
  • <Thing name> —> biblical things e.g. <Thing Aaron’s Rod>, <Thing dog>
  • <Biography name> —> non-biblical notable persons e.g. <Biography Martin Luther>

A Search will also find referents for <Person>, <Place> and <Thing> i.e. pronouns, verbs and some adjectives.
Note that a referent can cover several words e.g. “Lord God”, “king of the Jews”.


This datatype is encapsulated by the Bible Sense Lexicon tool, and a Search will find words corresponding to a sense in your bibles.

  • <Sense =~word> —> encompasses the meaning of various words used in the bible

For example:
   <Sense ~knowledge> —> finds all words (and senses) with an inherent meaning of ‘knowledge’
   <Sense = knowledge> —> finds words with exactly the sense of ‘knowledge’

Section Searches

{Section...} returns the text that is identified by a textual datatype (from information stored in a dataset).

Example usage:-

Consult the appropriate Glossary (type:glossary) or Manual (type:manual) for search terms, or use the context menu.


A Label provides a way to attach multiple tags to text, much in the way you attach a label to your luggage with information that enables it to be identified as yours. Use the Highlighting tool to attach a label to a style via the new Labeling section. You can define its properties/attributes and assign default values. When you have applied the style and given values to the Label properties you can Search as below:

  • {Label labelname WHERE [NOT] property1=~value1 AND [NOT] property2=~value2 ...}
  • {Label labelname} —> finds all labels that have the specified label name
  • {Label labelname WHERE property1} —> finds all labels that have the specified property name (ANY value)
  • {Label labelname WHERE NOT property1} —> finds all labels that don’t have that property name

Note: a Label can have multiple attributes with the same name but you must use ~ to find a value.

For example:
   Create label Personality with attributes Name, Date, Description:
   {Label Personality} —> finds all labels of type Personality
   {Label Personality WHERE Name = “King David”} —> finds all labels where Name has the exact value “King David”
   {Label Personality WHERE Name ~David AND Description = King} —> finds all labels where Name contains “David” AND the Description is “King”
   {Label Personality WHERE Name = Saul AND NOT Description = King} —> finds labels with Name “Saul” who is not a “King”!


The {Highlight} extension finds the text you have highlighted in your resources.

  • {Highlight StyleName} —> finds highlights with that style
  • {Highlight PaletteName/StyleName} —> useful if multiple palettes have a style with the same name
  • {Highlight PaletteName/*} —> finds all highlights from that palette
  • {Highlight *} —> finds all your highlights (very effective with Inline Search).

Note. use quotes if palettes or styles contain a slash in the name (not needed for spaces)

For example:
   {Highlight Turquoise Highlight} —> finds all highlights with the ‘Turquoise Highlight’ style
   {Highlight Test/Turquoise Highlight} —> finds highlights with the ‘Turquoise Highlight’ style from the ‘Test’ palette
   {Highlight Highlighter Pens/Orange Highlighter}
   {Highlight Highlighter Pens/*} —> finds all highlights with styles from the ‘Highlighter Pens’ palette.
   {Highlight Highlighter Pens/”Highlight/Orange”} —> finds highlights with the ‘Highlight/Orange’ style from the ‘Highlighter Pens’ palette.


Headwords are used to identify articles in a resource. It is usually the visible text at the top of an article like this, but there can be non-visible headwords, or aliases. They are found in resources like a bible dictionary, encyclopedia, or concordance.

  • {Headword words} —> returns the text of an article, so it is also possible to search for words WITHIN the article.

For example:
   {Headword Salvation}
   {Headword Salvation, nature of}

Wildcards are not allowed, so you have to be precise. Note that a Topic Guide for Salvation would return both results.


Milestones are datatype markers in resources that are indexed (or organized) by that datatype
e.g. the book/chapter/verse numbers in a bible, the Strong’s numbers in Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon.
The {Milestone} extension will return the text associated with a datatype value in such resources.

  • {Milestone <datatype value} —> returns the text of any datatype value except Headword

For example:
   {Milestone <Bible Jn 3:16>} —> returns the text of Jn 3:16 in a Bible or Commentary
   {Milestone <G123>} —> returns the text of Greek Strong’s #123 in Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon.

Passage List

Finds occurrences of bible references from a Passage List.

  • {PassageList name} —> N.B. copy and paste the PL name to get the exact name.

For example:
   {PassageList OT Quotes from Jesus – ESV} —> finds references from the PL OT Quotes from Jesus – ESV

Speaker & Addressee

Speaker finds all the text spoken by a biblical Person (and sometimes by a Thing).
Addressee allows you to find where a Person, Place, or Thing is spoken to in the bible and it returns the text of the speaker.

Find where Satan speaks to Jesus or look for all the places Jesus prays to the Father.

  • {Speaker <Person name>}
  • {Speaker <Thing name>}
  • {Addressee <Person name>}
  • {Addressee <Place name>}
  • {Addressee <Thing name>}

For example:
   {Speaker <Person Jesus>} —> finds text where Jesus is the speaker
   {Addressee <Person Disciples>} WITHIN {Speaker <Person Jesus>} —> finds occasions where Jesus is speaking to the disciples
   {Addressee <Place Jerusalem>} WITHIN {Speaker <Person Jesus>} —> finds occasions where Jesus is addressing Jerusalem
   {Addressee <Thing Bird>} WITHIN {Speaker <Person An Angel>} —> finds occasions where an angel is speaking to birds
Note: AND could be used but it gives spurious results in a Basic Search

Intersection Operators

The WITHIN, INTERSECTS operators address overlapping text.

  • x WITHIN y —> finds text x that is fully contained within y
  • x INTERSECTS y —> finds those parts of text x that overlap y
  • x WITHIN 0 WORDS y —> is an alternative to INTERSECTS, but it counts both x and y in results.

The NOT modifier acts as a logical NOT:

  • x NOT WITHIN y
    • note that these will also be satisfied if y is not present.

Use INTERSECTS if the text of one search term may not be contained fully WITHIN the other.
Use INTERSECTS where EQUALS may fail because the terms do not share the exact same location.
Use WITHIN 0 WORDS with Proximity operators where INTERSECTS may give incorrect results.

For example:
   <Person Jesus> EQUALS <Place Nazareth> —> gets one result in most RI’s (Acts 26.9). In Mk 6:1 (ESV) “his hometown” is tagged for Nazareth, but only “his” is tagged for Jesus, so <Person Jesus> does not occupy the same locations as <Place Nazareth>.
   <Person Jesus> WITHIN <Place Nazareth> —> will get more results, incl. Mk 6:1 because <Person Jesus> is fully within the text for <Place Nazareth>.
   <Person Jesus> INTERSECTS <Place Nazareth> —> will get even more results because of overlap. This is the preferred search.

   <Lemma = lbs/el/κύριος> INTERSECTS <Person Jesus> —> will find where “Lord” (κύριος) refers to Jesus in RI’s.
   <Lemma = lbs/el/κύριος> WITHIN <Person Jesus> —> returns the same results in this case.
   <Lemma = lbs/el/κύριος> EQUALS <Person Jesus> —> is incomplete for the same reason as the previous example.

   <LogosMorphGr ~ NGSF?> EQUALS (tongue, language) —> would the usual choice for this, but
   <LogosMorphGr ~ NGSF?> INTERSECTS (tongue, language) —> gives the same results.

   generation WITHIN {Milestone <Bible Lk 11>} —> finds ‘generation’ within the text of Lk 11 (in bibles or commentaries).
   blessed WITHIN {Milestone <Mk 11>} —> finds ‘blessed’ within the text of Mk 11.
   descendant WITHIN {Milestone <LN 10.30-31>} —> finds ‘descendant’ within the text of two Louw-Nida semantic domains.
   Nazareth WITHIN {Highlight Important Events} —> finds ‘Nazareth’ within the (user created) style ‘Important Events’.
   darkness WITHIN {Section <Culture Light>} —> finds ‘darkness’ within the text of the Cultural Concept for ‘Light’.
   darkness NOT WITHIN {Section <Culture Light>} —> finds where ‘darkness’ is not within the text of the Cultural Concept for ‘Light’.

    <Person Israelites> INTERSECTS <Person Israelites (the Conquest)> —> finds where ‘Israelites’ is tagged together with Israelites involved in the Conquest of Canaan – should be the same as <Person Israelites (the Conquest)>.
    <Person Israelites> NOT INTERSECTS <Person Israelites (the Conquest)> —> finds ‘Israelites’ who were not involved in the Conquest of Canaan e.g. in the book of Joshua.

   <Person Isaac> WITHIN {Speaker <Person Abraham>} —> finds references to Isaac within text spoken by Abraham
   {Speaker <Person Jesus>} INTERSECTS {Section <LiteraryType Quotation, Old Testament>} —> finds all the instances in which Jesus quotes the Old Testament.
   <Gen 3:1–7> WITHIN {Milestone <Mt 4:1–11>} —> finds where the story of the Fall is referenced in comments on the Temptation of Jesus.

Searchable Labels

Some categories of data are addressed via the {Label} search extension. The main advantage is the number of properties
and operators that can be used e.g. logical AND, NOT and implicit ANY value.
These may only be available to subscribers or owners of a current Feature Set e.g. Logos 9 Full Feature Set.
See also Searchable Labels in the “Logos Help” resource.

Bible Outline


  • Reference – a Bible reference of the passage being outlined

For example:
    {Label Bible Outline WHERE Reference ~ <Bible Zech 14>}

Journal Article


  • Title – the title of the article
  • References – the primary Bible reference(s) the article is about
  • Author – the author(s) of the article
  • Topics – the primary <Topic> reference(s) the article is about
  • Date – the <Date> reference when the journal was published

For example:
    {Label Journal Article WHERE Title ~ "Contextual Analysis"}
    {Label Journal Article WHERE Author ~ "Warrington"}
    {Label Journal Article WHERE Topics ~ <Topic Gospel of Luke>}

Lectionary Reading


  • Title – the title of the reading
  • References – Bible references included in the reading

For example:
    {Label Lectionary Reading WHERE References ~ <Bible Zech 14:4>}



  • Title – title of the sermon
  • Subtitle – optional
  • Creator – name of the creator e.g. <Biography John Piper>
  • Series – optional sermon series
  • References – optional Bible references for the sermon as a whole e.g. <Bible Psalms>
  • Date – optional Date reference when the sermon was first delivered
  • Liturgical Date – optional Liturgical Date reference when the sermon was first delivered

For example:
    {Label Sermon WHERE Title ~“Pray for God”} —> partial string match
    {Label Sermon WHERE Series = Prayer} —> exact string match
    {Label Sermon WHERE Date = <Date Jul 9, 2015>} —> exact date match
    {Label Sermon WHERE Date ~<Date Jul 2015>} —> any date in July
    {Label Sermon WHERE References = <Bible Ps 141:1-4>} —> exact reference match
    {Label Sermon WHERE References ~ <Bible Ps 141>} —> any verse in Psalm 141
    {Label Sermon WHERE Creator =<Biography John Piper> AND References ~<Ps 141>} —> any Piper sermon on Psalm 141
    {Label Sermon WHERE Creator ~“User name”} —> use this for your Sermon documents

Figure of Speech

The associated dataset is based upon Bullinger’s Figures of Speech where each article has a title and a number of references to the Bible.
You can find any figure of speech by its Name or Description.


  • Name
  • Description

For example:
   {Label Figure of Speech WHERE Name=Aposiopesis}
   {Label Figure of Speech WHERE Description=Sudden-Silence}


Intertext (Intertextuality) labels expose the data behind the interactive resource “New Testament Use of the Old Testament”.


  • Source – Bible Reference
  • Target – Bible Reference
  • Relationship – Citation | Quotation | Allusion | Echo
  • Corpus (optional) – “New Testament” | “Old Testament Pseudepigrapha” |
    “Works of Josephus” | “Works of Philo” | “Apostolic Fathers” | “Nag Hammadi Codices”

For example:
   {Label Intertext WHERE Source ~ <Gen-Mal>} —> finds passages in the NT whose Source is the OT
   {Label Intertext WHERE Target ~ <Mt-Rev>} —> finds passages in the OT that are used in the NT
   {Label Intertext WHERE Source ~ <Gen-Dt> AND Relationship=Quotation} —> finds quotations in the NT that come from Gen-Dt
   {Label Intertext WHERE NOT Corpus ~ “New Testament” } —> finds passages for any corpus but “New Testament”
   {Speaker <Person Jesus>} INTERSECTS {Label Intertext WHERE Source ~ <Gen-Mal>} —> finds passages from the OT that were used by Jesus
   {Speaker <Person Moses>} INTERSECTS {Label Intertext WHERE Target ~ <Mt-Jn>} —> finds OT passages spoken by Moses that were used in the Gospels
   {Speaker <Person Moses>} INTERSECTS {Label Intertext} —> finds Intertext passages in both OT & NT where the speaker is Moses.


This label provides a search of miracle stories in the Old and New Testament.


  • Type – Healing, Affliction, Exorcism, Judgment, Nature, Resurrection, Communication, or Provision
  • Agent – the Person that instigates the miracle e.g. God, Jesus, Peter
  • Patient – the Person or Thing that the miracle directly affects e.g. Sarah when Isaac was born
  • Beneficiary – any Person that benefits from the miracle e.g. Abraham when Isaac was born
  • Audience – any Person witnessing the miracle
  • ThingInvolved – any Thing mentioned/involved in the miracle e.g. snake, animal, flood, rain
  • Instrument – any Thing directly used to instigate the miracle

For example:
   {Label Miracle WHERE Agent ~<Person Jesus > AND Type =Healing} —> finds passages where Jesus performs a Healing
   {Label Miracle WHERE Agent ~<Person Moses> AND Thing Involved ~<Thing Snake> AND Type ~“Healing”} —> miracles that involve a snake


This label provides a search of all the questions in the bible broken down by Type and whether they are rhetorical.


For example:
   {Label Question WHERE Rhetorical =false AND Type ~“Wh-”} —> finds passages of type “Who?”, “What?”, “When?”, or “Where?”
   {Label Question WHERE Rhetorical =false} —> finds passages where the question is not rhetorical.

Psalms Explorer

Every psalm within the book of Psalms has been tagged and placed within the Psalms Explorer dataset. These tags enable you to search the psalms according to properties and values listed in the Psalms Explorer Interactive.


  • Genre
  • Attribution

For example:
   {Label Psalm WHERE Genre=Praise}
   blessed WITHIN {Label Psalm WHERE Genre=Praise}
   {Label Psalm WHERE Attribution=David}
   {Label Psalm WHERE Genre=Praise AND Attribution=David}

Proverbs Explorer

Every proverb within the book of Proverbs has been tagged according to Type and Form and placed within the Proverbs Explorer dataset. These tags enable you to search the proverbs for where a father offers advice. You can even find where God—as a father—offers advice to his children. See Proverbs Explorer Interactive for values to search.


  • Type
  • Form

For example:
   {Label Proverb WHERE Type=Advice}
   father WITHIN {Label Proverb WHERE Type=Advice}
   {Label Proverb WHERE Form=List}

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