see in a minute when we discuss this mode, relative counts can be tricky,
especially in the reverse direction.
Both Navigation Modes support all four Reference Types – Book, Chapter, Verse,
and Word. For the Scripture Browser, the default and most common mode, is
Word Mode, which allows you to navigate to a specific word within a verse.
However, all four modes work for navigating within the Scripture Browser.
The Book, Chapter, and Verse Modes, though, were specifically designed for use
a specific Book, Chapter, or Verse. Word references are not allowed on cross-
references in order to keep them compatible across all language translations of
the Bible, once foreign language support has been completely added, since the
specific number of words within a verse can vary from language to language.
When in the Absolute Mode of the Passage Navigator, the very top of the Passage
Navigator Dialog has drop lists very similar to the to drop lists in the Scripture
Browser. However, here you will also see the Verse Number and Word Number
drop lists, whereas the Scripture Browser only had the Book and Chapter drop
lists. These work much like the drop lists on the Scripture Browser (see
There is also a Passage Reference Editor that you can enter a Passage Reference
manually. It works exactly like the
Browser. The drop lists and reference editor controls only exist in the Absolute
Mode and aren't found in the Relative Mode.
Using the drop lists and/or the Passage Reference Editor allow you to navigate to a
specific passage in the traditional way in the Absolute Mode. But more
importantly, the Absolute Mode of the Passage Navigator also allows you to
calculate a reference by counts to go to the w
Word from the x
Verse, from the
Chapter, from the z
Book within the selected Testament or the Entire Bible.
The counts are written with the least significant count first to remind you that
these are counts and not an actual reference. Though in Absolute Mode, there is
always a “Most-Reduced Count” that represents a given reference.
The “Most-Reduced Count” will be very intuitive to you, but it is best learned by
example and illustration. Suppose you wanted to navigate to the 666
the Bible. You want to go to the 1
Word from the 1
Verse from the 666
from the 1
Book of the Entire Bible. Just enter “666” for the Chapter number,
leaving the Word, Verse, and Book all set to “1”: