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Jesus’ Genealogy and the Tribes of Israel [Interactive]

When I created Mapping God’s Bloodline, I had no idea what a turning point it would be for this website.  Until then, few had visited the site.  Once a few influential people shared it on social media, I discovered how … Continue reading

MetaV 2.1.5 Now Includes All References to Deity

Previously only top-end software would allow students of scripture to easily find where God is called “Lamb,” “Word,” “Prince,” “Son,” “He,” “I,” etc. Timothy, the developer of Bible Analyzer, recently completed efforts to tag references like those for over 25,000 … Continue reading

Harmony of the Gospels

A Visual Harmony of the Gospels

The gospels tell the story of Jesus Christ, each one emphasizing different aspects. This chart compares the topics illuminated by those verses. Continue reading

MetaV Bible Explorer

MetaV Explorer

MetaV makes it easy to discover how each passage of the Bible relates to times and places. Find all passages relating to a time period using the timeline or find everything related to a selected region on the map. Continue reading

MetaV Downloads

MetaV is a database that contains the “Who, Where, and When” of every single passage in the Bible at word-level detail. It is specially structured to simplify complex “big picture” analysis or visualizing biblical information. Continue reading

Mapping Social Networks of the Bible

Early this year I discovered a fascinating visualization that mapped all the connections made between “friends” on Facebook. It quickly spread around the internet with many people pointing out how country boundaries appeared from the links themselves with no borders drawn … Continue reading

Data-Driven Hermeneutics

One’s approach to Bible study has great influence on a person’s views about God and our relationship with him. The set of guidelines I prefer and recommend would be what’s generally known as the inductive bible study method. I find … Continue reading

MetaV 2.0 Now Available

MetaV 2.0 is now available to download as an Access database or as a group of csv files.  I have attempted to make it as easy as possible to understand the structure of the data, but feel free to leave … Continue reading

Introducing MetaV

I’ve spent some time already on this blog talking about the ideas behind MetaV: what it is, why it’s different, etc. Now, the map and timeline data is complete and the first visual exploration tool is here.  This work is … Continue reading

Egypt in the Bible

With the recent uprising in Egypt, I thought it would be worthwhile to get a little historical context.  What better place to go than the Bible?  Take a look at this interactive map to see all the places in modern-day … Continue reading

KJV Readability Chart

Readability chart

There are numerous claims about the readability of various English Bible translations. The chart below is the result of my own calculations using the standard Flesch-Kincaid grade level formula. Many other readability calculations do not specify whether sentence lengths are … Continue reading