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Character String Search

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A Character String Search is a specialized search type on the Search Bible dialog.

 

 

Sample Bible search dialog showing Character String Search page

Sample Bible search dialog showing Character String Search page

 

 

A Character String Search searches for an exact sequence of characters in a verse, including spacing and punctuation.

 

Please note that you should not use this function to only search for phrases.  The Normal Search type provides a more powerful phrase search method.

 

In the example above, we want to find verses containing the characters me? in sequence.

 

It is important to remember that in a Character String Search, spaces matter.

 

An example which shows the usefulness of this search type is to search for a question mark (?), which would show all of the verses in the Bible with questions in them.

 

The Search String entry only supports explicit strings of text. It does not process advanced search expressions.