Zoeken in modules

Tekst zoeken in een geopend leesvenster

You can look for a word or phrase in the open read window (e.g. the chapter of a bible that you're reading) just like you are used to from other programs. This function can be reached either by clicking with the right mouse button and selecting Find..., or by using the shortcut CtrlF. Read on to learn how you can search in entire works.

De zoekdialoog benaderen

You can search in a work by clicking with the right mouse button on its symbol in the Bookshelf and selecting Search in work(s). By holding Shift or Ctrl and clicking on other work's names you can select more than one. Then follow the same procedure to open the search dialog. You will be searching in all of these works at the same time.

You can also access the search dialog by clicking on Search from the main menu, and selecting the appropriate entry.

Een derde mogelijkheid om zoekopdrachten te starten is door op het zoeksymbool in een geopend leesvenster te klikken.

Configuratie van de zoekopdracht

Modules selecteren

At the top of the options tab you will find Choose(works). If you would like to search in multiple works, click on this button and you will be offered a menu where you can select the works you want to search in.

Zoekbereiken gebruiken

You can narrow the scope of your search to certain parts of the Bible by selecting one of the predefined scopes from the list in Search scope. You can define your own search ranges by clicking the Setup ranges button.

Introductie op de syntaxis van een eenvoudige zoekopdracht

Enter the search phrase separated by spaces. By default the search function will return results that match all the words. If you want to find any of the words entered, select the Some words button. If you want to perform a more complex search, select the Free button. You can see examples of searches by clicking on full syntax.

You can use wildcards: '*' matches any number of characters, while '?' will match any single character. The use of parenthesis allows you to group your search terms, e.g. '(Jesus OR spirit) AND God'.

To search text other than the main text, enter the text type followed by ':', and then the search term. Refer to the table below for examples.

Available text types:

Tabel 3.1. Search Types

Koptekst:doorzoekt koptekstenheading:Jesus
voetnoot:doorzoekt voetnotenfootnote:Moses
strong:doorzoekt Strong-nummeringstrong:G535
morph:doorzoekt morfologische codesmorph:N-GSM


You can right click on an installed work and select About to find which of the above search criteria may work for you. Not all works have the built in features for performing this type of search.

BibleTime uses the Lucene search engine to perform your searches. It has many advanced features, and you can read more about it here: http://lucene.apache.org/java/docs/index.html.


Here you can see how many instances of the search string were found, sorted by works. Clicking on a work with the right mouse button allows you to copy, save, or print all verses that were found in a certain work at once. This also works when you click on one or more of the references to copy, save or print them. Clicking on a particular reference opens that verse up in context in the preview window below.


Sleep een bijbelverwijzing en laat die los op een symbool van een module op de Boekenplank om de module op dat vers in een nieuw leesvenster te openen.


Sleep een bijbelverwijzing en laat die vallen op een geopend leesvenster en die zal verspringen naar dat vers.


Selecteer bijbelverwijzingen en sleep ze naar de Boekenplank om bladwijzers te maken.

Analyse van zoekresultaten

Click on Search analysis to open the search analysis display. This gives a simple graphic analysis of the number of instances the search string was found in each book of the Bible, and you can also save the analysis.