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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

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Answering Big Questions With Big Data

The words of scripture create a tightly knit fabric; exciting pictures emerge when we weave them together with silicon and electrons.  The field of Big Data is rapidly expanding the possibilities for quantitatively and visually analyzing text as complex and rich as … 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

Law, Liberty, and The Lord

Law, Liberty, and The Lord: Comparing the Bible to U.S. Laws

Christianity is too judgmental, too strict.  We must drop such dogma if we are to live as free people in a just society.  You have heard this said before.  You may have thought it yourself.  This impression is false and … Continue reading

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Visualizing Cross References (Again)

A new visualization reshapes R.A. Torrey’s hundreds of thousands of cross references into a cleverly laid out, interactive heat map. 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

How People Share the Bible

The Bible Gateway Blog has an interesting bit of analysis today on how people share the Bible versus how they read it online (based on BibleGateway.com statistics).  From the post: When people share Bible passages on Facebook and Twitter, they … Continue reading

English Bible Version Explorer

I’m a little late joining the bandwagon on celebrating the 400th anniversary of the KJV, but here’s my contribution to the mix. I found an interesting web site called Bible Reader’s Museum which, among other things, has extensive listings of … Continue reading

Bible Genealogy Map

Mapping God’s Bloodline

Follow the genealogy of Jesus from the creation of Adam and Eve through Noah, the tribes of Israel, King David, and finally Joseph and Mary. Continue reading

It’s about time!

One central idea behind this new tool called MetaV is to link everything in the Bible to a period of time, then use that to perform a search or put a passage in greater context. Today, this is one step … 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

Playing with word clouds

A lot of bloggers are using word clouds for various features now, mainly to make common post tags stand out. I happen to think it’s a fad. Like Microsoft’s WordArt, it can do some nifty things but doesn’t really rise … Continue reading

Analyzing Cross References

The Christian scriptures are interconnected in deep and meaningful ways which can sometimes be hard to discover.  Scholars have compiled hundreds of thousands of cross-references over time, and modern computer whizzes have charted these references in beautiful and engaging displays. … Continue reading

Meanings Of The Names In Genesis 5

Long genealogies in the Bible are far from boring or unnecessary. In many cases, they serve to authenticate the inspiration and authority of the text. Find out the meaning behind the names in Genesis 5 and how this points to our Lord … Continue reading