Using the Scripture Text Tool
[Scripture] search button is easy to find on the top menu bar.
Bible books, chapters and verses are listed. Select [Expand] for more precision.
List includes results for the desired text within broad sections of scripture. Often retrieves many irrelevant citations.
Only canonical books are listed. Can't search Apocrypha and other non-canonical texts.
Using the Scripture Citation Index
Select texts from a list of chapter/verse citations.
More precise results.
Number of results is displayed for each chapter/verse citation.
Non-canonical texts may be searched (Wisdom, Maccabees).
Scripture citation index is hard to locate on the search screen.
Select [Indexes] from top menu bar.
Select Scripture Citation from the drop down list.
Need to know the format used for scripture texts. Enter book and chapter only, then browse for specific verses.
Samuel, 1st 5
Results are in alphanumeric order. Browse all the entries for a chapter and select the relevant ones.
A New Testament scholar describes the value of the Scripture Citation Index for searching the ATLA Religion Database.