What the Bible says about…

Did you know about the free service offered by Logos that lets Internet users find out what the Bible says about a topic? And did you know you could host this free topical lookup on your own site?

The URL is http://wbsa.logos.comand here’s what it looks like:

Enter topic, click “Search!” When you click through on a result, you’ll see a list of Bible verses linked to Bible Gateway so you can read verses in the Bible version of your choice. I searched on riches, which alsowildcard-matches ostriches.

Who knew the Bible had so much to say about ostriches? Even a quick survey of these 12 verses shows some difference of opinion among translators as to whether the animal named is an owl or an ostrich. And there’s a strong association between jackals and ostriches/owls as inhabitants of desolate places.

I hinted at the beginning of the post that you could put this lookup on your own site, and you can! Just paste this code into your site:

<iframe frameborder=0 src=”http://wbsa.logos.com/module.htm” width=540 height=138></iframe>

The resultlooks something like this:

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5 Responses to “What the Bible says about…”

  1. Mike June 18, 2007 at 6:05 pm #

    It would be great if there were a side-bar sized option – one compatible with WP. Or is there?

  2. andrew travis pantazi June 18, 2007 at 8:08 pm #

    That is an amazing feature, I love it. I am definitely going to start using it. Fantastic!
    God Bless,
    Soli Deo Gloria,
    andrew travis pantazi

  3. Daniel Foster June 19, 2007 at 1:25 pm #

    Mike, there’s not another size available. Sorry. And no API, though that would be cool.

  4. Michael Huffman June 20, 2007 at 7:51 am #

    Daniel-
    How would I post this on my blogger site, or can I? Where would I paste that code? Thanks!

  5. Daniel Foster June 20, 2007 at 9:10 am #

    Michael, I don’t use Blogger so I’m not certain. But if you’re able to post an html snippet in the sidebar or the footer that would be the place to try it.