The service provides lookup access to texts from the Judeo-Christian Bible from multiple versions and in various languages. Biblical scholars have access to dozens of versions and translations into many language. Other services provide verses from specific versions in particular languages, but this one seeks to span all available options.
API methods support submission of requests specifying the passage desired by book name, chapter, and verse number, with options for version (with King James Version in English as the default). Version parameters also specify the desired language. Returned data include text along with the book, chapter, and verse referenced for up to 500 verses per request.
Of the many APIs we published this week, seventeen were highlighted on the blog by our team of writers. In this post, we’ll shine a spotlight on those seventeen, which included the Anime News Network Encyclopedia API. The Anime News Network holds a database of over 14,000 titles, from over 10,000 companies. The API allows developers to request general reports and detailed information about anime titles, for up to 50 requests at a single time.
The ProgrammableWeb API directory now includes 15 Bible APIs. With the majority of these APIs offering a verse lookup service, it is clear that developers have many options for retrieving this content. The Sermon Browser API is our latest addition to the directory and strives to offer an expansive collection of versions and languages of Bible text.