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

The Kings English – 100 phrases in 3 Minutes

Glen Scrivener, an evangelist in Eastbourne, UK and blogger at KingsEnglish.info, masterfully works through 100 phrases we commonly use in the English language which came from the King James version of the Holy Bible. Read his blog for a new … 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

Dead Sea Scrolls Now Online

Most Christians have heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their importance to biblical scholarship, but few have ever actually seen them. Now, that no longer has to be the case. The Israel Museum has teamed up with Google to … Continue reading

The Volume of the Book is Written of Him

When I first began exploring word clouds as a means of visualizing biblical data, the result using Wordle was little better than a jumble of words sized according to frequency, with random colors and angular variations to add interest.  It’s … 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

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

QR Code Trinity

The Trinity in QR Code

What you’re looking at is a QR code.  Anyone familiar with these would immediately recognize that it is unlike all other such codes – a distinction which will be explained shortly.  They have become prolific in marketing campaigns because they allow smart … Continue reading

Is Your Bible a Muslim/Mormon Bible?

There have been numerous articles and books written in the last 20 years proving that the NKJV, NASB, NIV, etc. are all products of Occult (Westcott and Hort) and Roman Catholic (Vaticanus) inspired bible scholarship.  Therefore, I will not attempt … 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

What’s next: Graphing the Graphe

For many in our day, to picture the Bible is to think of an old dusty book on the shelf with leather binding and golden accents.  Its pages are so thin you’re afraid you’ll destroy them at every turn, or … 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

Of course there are Unicorns

The Bible mentions unicorns 9 times. Critics use this as a means to argue that scripture is a collection of myths. Yet, a brief study shows the Bible is talking about an animal that is nothing like the creature of … Continue reading

Knowledge Networks and the Tower of Babel

I happened to come across a project today that maps the links between various Wikipedia articles to help understand the categories and topics that users find to be related.  Normally I wouldn’t share such a project on this blog, but … 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