Visualizing the Bible

Posted by: RTBC Admin 3 years, 6 months ago

Below is a fascinating visualization of the interconnectedness of the Bible, done by Chris Harrison, a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and Christopher Römhild of the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hamburg:

From Chris Harrison's site:

The bar graph that runs along the bottom represents all of the chapters in the Bible. Books alternate in color between white and light gray. The length of each bar denotes the number of verses in the chapter. Each of the 63,779 cross references found in the Bible is depicted by a single arc - the color corresponds to the distance between the two chapters, creating a rainbow-like effect.

You can clearly see, for example, Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, as the longest vertical at the bottom.

See much higher resolution versions and other Biblical visualizations here.

-- Gary

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