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ATLA Religion Database

This guide will help you search the ATLA database more effectively.

Searching for passages with titles

Some passages are familiar enough to be identified by a title, such as the Parable of the Good Samaritan, or The Woman at the Well, etc.

For example, if you want to search for articles on The Woman at the Well (John 4: 1-26), conduct a scripture search using the Indexes tab and check all boxes that apply to your passage. From the result list, note the Subjects listed on the left-hand side, especially Samaritan woman (Biblical character).

Samaritan woman subject

Samaritan woman subject search

Conduct a Subject search by choosing "SU Subjects" from the drop down menu and using the search term Samaritan woman biblical character. You may find other results that did not display for a scripture citation search.

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