STEP Bible is packed full of features to help people study the Bible text, from reading and comparing different versions of the Bible to grappling with original language words, through using word clouds to track themes as they unfold in a book, STEP Bible can assist.
Multi-version Bible lookups
Lexicon and definitions
Animated word clouds
Brief functionality overview
There is a lot of functionality packed into STEP Bible, and this page outlines but a few.
Reading and comparing the Bible
By default you see a Bible in the language of your browser, with a Quick Help screen.
Choosing a passage
By simply typing a few letters in the search box, STEP offers a number of relevant Bible references.
When hovering over a verse number, STEP Bible shows a vocabulary popup, which describes the original language words used in that verse. From there, a user is able to look up every place the same original word is used. This feature works with all translations, whether they are tagged or not.
Word clouds are very useful for giving a quick overview of a particular passage. By selected "1 chapter either side" the user is given some context. There is also a play button to allow users to see themes develop through a book. Three types of word clouds exist: vocabulary (based on the original text), modern text (based on the actual English/contemporary language text) and subject (based on Nave's topical Bible)
Three different levels of detail make sure you aren't overwhelmed with too many results. H searches through the non-canonical headings. N does a overview search across the Nave Topical Bible. N+ does a extended search on the Nave Topical Bible.
A text search queries the selected Bibles for the exact word as it appears in the text. Simple or complex text searches allow for almost any combinations of words.
Original language searches
Search for texts by words in the original languages by selected NT Word (Greek) or OT Word (Hebrew). A user does not require any Hebrew or Greek knowledge to research the original languages!
Using the search bar, you are able to quickly combine different types of searches. For example, a subject search is good for returning large passages referring to a particular topic. A word search is good to identify specific original language words. So combining a subject search (purple) for 'throne' with a word search (blue) for 'David' will return all passages referring to the throne of David, even if the 'throne' word is not explicitly mentioned.