Verbum 9 Tip 8a: Search functions: Bible browser review

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Verbum 9 Tip 8: Other Search functions

The range of available search methods is illustrated by this high-level chart. Note that this is a work in progress and may change as I learn more – I have learned three new ways to start a search in the last month. We have covered in some detail the items in bold, i.e.:

  • Bible browser
  • Panel menu: find
  • Context menu
  • Search panel: Basic (including Everything search)
  • Search panel: Bible

P15-1 Searching For Data In Verbum 9

We will do some quick reviews, add detail, and cover Panel menu, Selection menu and Command box searches in this section.

Bible browser (review)

To open the Bible Browser,

  • type “Show Bible Browser” into the Command Box or
  • navigate Tools à Reference à Bible Browser

It will default to its own floating window. Therefore, the available options of [in new tab | in new window] is unnecessary.

Faithlife has indicated that the new labels will be added to the Bible Browser as a group rather than as each label is completed. I would expect a notice in the beta release notes to be the first indication of the update.

Be aware of these points when using the Bible bowser:

  • The Bible Browser has its own data source on an internet server. It cannot run without an internet connect.
  • Bibles must explicitly be added to the Bible Browser data. Having a reverse interlinear is a prerequisite but is not sufficient to be in the source data.
  • Only the Bibles listed in the selection list (far left on the panel tool bar) are available for the tool.
  • If one selects multiple attributes or attribute values in the Bible Browser, your results may not be what you expect. Each selection is completely independent so the matches may apply to separate labels.
  • The “search terms” built from your facet selection are joined together by the logical “AND” operator.

User options in the Bible Browser include:

  1. Bible version – pick from list
  2. Bible reference – current location
  3. Visual filters to apply to Bible
  4. Factbook visual filter parameters to apply to Bible
  5. Choice of Verse or Pericope as unit of selection and display
  6. Prior/next and history list navigation options
  7. Standard panel menu options

When one types a value into the Find box on the left, potential matching facets are displayed. A breadcrumb trail of your choices appears on the right. One may delete facets or clear all facets (“start”) from the trail.

Table of facets to equivalent searches

Bible Browser facet category

Facet group

Equivalent Search argument in Bible Search

Notes

Bible books

Old Testament

 

 

New Testament

 

 

Apocrypha (Deuterocanonical)

 

 

Common divisions

 

 

Author

 

 

Recipient

 

 

Longacre genre

 

{Section <LongacreGenre = Narr: Story>}

 

 

 

{Label Longacre Genre WHERE Primary ~ <LongacreGenre Narrative: Story>}

 

 

{Label Longacre Genre WHERE  Secondary ~ <LongacreGenre Procedural: How it was done>}

Literary types

 

<LiteraryTyping ~ Healing>

{Section <LiteraryTyping ~ Healing>} is required but is not what the Context Menu provides.

Sentence types

 

{Section <Sentence = Declarative>}

 

Biblical people

 

<Person God>

 

Biblical places

 

<Place Eden (garden)>

 

Biblical things

 

<Thing Earth>

 

Biblical events

n/a

{Section <Event Creation and the Fall>}

The Biblical event from the Bible Knowledge base lacks the attributes carried by a label.

Defining texts

 

 

Mentioning texts

 

 

Participants

 

 

Settings

 

 

Senses

 

<Sense = sky>

 

Reported speech

Speakers

{Speaker <Person God>}

 

Addressees

{Addressee <Person Moses>}

 

Speech acts

 

{Section <SpeechAct = Info: Assert>}

 

Commands

Type

{Label Command WHERE Type ~ "Command"}

 

Verb class

{Label Command WHERE Verb Class ~ "Focusing and Comprehending"}

 

Messianic prophecies

Relationship

{Label Messianic Prophecy WHERE Relationship ~ "Citation"}

 

Fulfillment

{Label Messianic Prophecy WHERE Fulfillment ~ "Author Proclamation"}

 

Content

{Label Messianic Prophecy WHERE Content ~ "The bones of Jesus were not broken"}

 

Source

{Label Messianic Prophecy WHERE Source ~ <Ex 12:46>}

In general Source and Target are mutually exclusive attributes – one being implied by the location of the label.

Target

{Label Messianic Prophecy WHERE Target ~ <Jn 19:36>}

In general Source and Target are mutually exclusive attributes – one being implied by the location of the label.

Miracles

Type

{Label Miracle WHERE Type ~ "Nature"}

 

Agent

{Label Miracle WHERE Agent ~ <Person Holy Spirit>}

 

Patient

{Label Miracle WHERE Patient ~ <Person Jesus>}

 

Beneficiary

{Label Miracle WHERE Beneficiary ~ <Person Hannah>}

 

Instrument

{Label Miracle WHERE Instrument ~ <Thing Sea>}

 

Things involved

{Label Miracle WHERE Things Involved ~ <Thing Disciple’s Boat> }

 

Audience

{Label Miracle WHERE Audience ~ <Person Disciples>}

 

(Title)

 

{Label Miracle WHERE Title ~ "Jesus' Virgin Birth"}

Parables

Type

{Label Parable WHERE Type ~ "Promise"}

 

Speaker

{Label Parable WHERE Speaker ~ <Person God>}

 

Audience

{Label Parable WHERE Audience ~ <Person Ezekiel>}

 

(Title)

 

{Label Parable WHERE Title ~ "The Valley of Dry Bones"}

Promises

Fulfillment

{Label Promise WHERE Fulfillment ~ <Event Return from Exile>}

 

Theme

{Label Promise WHERE Theme ~ <PreachingTheme God's Mercy>}

 

Verb class

{Label Promise WHERE Verb Class ~ "Caring and Empathizing"}

 

Proverbs

Type

{Label Proverb WHERE Type ~ "Consequence"}

 

Form

{Label Proverb WHERE Form ~ "Antithetical Parallel"}

 

Psalms

Genre

{Label Psalm WHERE Genre ~ "Royal"}

 

Attribution

{Label Psalm WHERE Attribution ~ "Anonymous"}

 

Structure

{Label Psalm WHERE Structure ~ "Chiasm"}

 

Tag

{Label Psalm WHERE Tag ~ "Messianic"}

 

According to

{Label Psalm WHERE According to ~ "Jeduthun"}

 

Questions

Type

{Label Question WHERE Type ~ "Yes/no"}

 

Rhetorical

{Label Question WHERE Rhetorical ~ true}

 

Sacrifices

Purpose

{Label Sacrifice WHERE Purpose ~ "Worship"}

 

Offerant

{Label Sacrifice WHERE Purpose ~ "Worship"}

 

Type

{Label Sacrifice WHERE Type ~ "Blood"}

 

Content

{Label Sacrifice WHERE Content ~ "Bulls"}

 

Prophets

Agent

{Label Prophet WHERE Agent ~ <Person Jeremiah (prophet)>}

 

Deity

{Label Prophet WHERE  Deity ~ <Person God>}

 

Priests

Agent

{Label Priest WHERE Agent ~ <Person Zadok (high priest)>}

 

Deity

{Label Priest WHERE Deity ~ <Person God>}

 

Role

{Label Priest WHERE Role ~ "Priest"}

 

Regents

Agent

{Label Regent WHERE Agent ~ <Person Saul (king)>}

 

Region

{Label Regent WHERE Region ~ <Place Israel>}

 

Role

{Label Regent WHERE Role ~ "King"}

 

Judges

Agent

{Label Judge WHERE Agent ~ <Person Gideon>}

 

Region

{Label Judge WHERE Region ~ <Place Israel>}

 

Supernatural beings

Name

{Label Supernatural Being WHERE Name ~ <Person God>}

 

Type

{Label Supernatural Being WHERE Type ~ "Deity"}

 

Location

{Label Supernatural Being WHERE Location ~ <Place Israel>}

 

Theophanies

Agent

{Label Theophany WHERE Agent ~ <Person Jesus>}

 

Beholder

{Label Theophany WHERE Beholder ~ <Person Stephen>}

 

Appearance

{Label Theophany WHERE Appearance ~ "God"}

 

Time

{Label Theophany WHERE Time ~ "Present"}

 

Manifestation

{Label Theophany WHERE Manifestation ~ "Vision"}

 

Speaking to God

Context

{Label Speech WHERE Context ~ "Literary"}

 

Mode

{Label Speech WHERE Mode ~ "Address”}

 

Content

{Label Speech WHERE Content ~ "Other"}

 

Distance

{Label Speech WHERE Distance ~ "Abstract"}

 

Type

{Label Speech WHERE Type ~ "Soliloquy"}

 

Intertext

Relationship

{Label Intertext WHERE Relationship ~ "Allusion"}

 

Source

{Label Intertext WHERE Source ~ <Ps 2:7>}

 

Target

{Label Intertext WHERE Target ~ <NTApocrypha Christ's Descent into Hell 2:2>}

 

 

(Corpus)

 

{Label Intertext WHERE Corpus ~ "New Testament Apocrypha"}

Preaching themes

 

<PreachingTheme = Baptism>

 

Topics

 

Should be <Topic ~ “Second Adam”>

BUG: Cannot verify Bible Browser Topic results - Faithlife Forums (logos.com)

Systematic theology

 

<LSTO = The Noahic Covenant>

 

Figurative language

Category

{Label Figurative Language WHERE Category ~ <FigurativeLanguageCategory Metaphor, Ontological, Personification>}

 

Type

{Label Figurative Language WHERE Type ~ <FigurativeLanguageType Person as Voice>}

 

Source

{Label Figurative Language WHERE Source ~ <FigurativeLanguageTerm Person>}

 

Target

{Label Figurative Language WHERE Target ~ <FigurativeLanguageTerm Voice>}

 

(Figure of Speech)

(Description)

 

{Label Figure of Speech WHERE Name ~ "Heterosis"}

(Name)

 

{Label Figure of Speech WHERE Name ~ "Heterosis"}

Discourse

Hebrew

<LDHB = Elaboration>

 

Greek

<LDGNT = Cond. Frame>

 

Propositional outlines

 

{Section <PropositionalOutline = Elaboration>}

 

Grammatical constructions

Hebrew

{Section <GrammaticalConstructions = III He Verb>}

 

Greek

{Section <GrammaticalConstructions = Colwell's Rule>}

 

Syntactic force

 

<SGNTSyntacticForce = att. art.> OR {Section <SGNTSyntacticForce = att. art.>}

 

Source criticism

Critic

{Label Source Criticism WHERE Critic ~ "Eissfeldt"}

 

 

Source

{Label Source Criticism WHERE Source ~ "P"}

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not all the data on the Context Menu is available in the Bible Browser just as not all Bible data available in the Search is available in the Context Menu.

Values for the Bible browser attributes

To determine the meaning of an attribute value:

  • Mouse over the facet attribute value provides a pop-up preview showing the value.
  • Clicking on the facet attribute value adds it to the selection criteria – observe in bread crumb trail
  • Drag and drop the facet attribute value opens the resource containing the appropriate glossary to the value OR opens Factbook to the appropriate entry.

 

 

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