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a set of visualizations based on a dataset of cross-references found in the Bible. the one shown above is a biblical social network. after the break, are images visualizing the cross-references as arcs. the bar graph running along the bottom shows every chapter in the Bible and their respective lengths (in verses). books alternate in color between white and light gray. also visualized is the entire text of the Bible, with biblical names positioned and sized according to their average position in the text and their frequency of occurrence.

[link: chrisharrison|via the suggestion box]

see also: comparing the holy scriptures, shape of song, bible exegesis, clusterball wikipedia, music habits arcs & document arc diagrams.


cross reference arcs.

people and places.


Interesting project.. based off the frontis image for the post, I almost expected there to be a geographic tie-in to this project. Can we get access to the Bible's API? I smell a potential google maps mashup.

Fri 25 Jan 2008 at 12:22 AM

On Bible places and Google Maps (and Google Earth), see http://www.openbible.info/geo/.

Fri 25 Jan 2008 at 4:12 AM

I found this very interesting.
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Sat 26 Jan 2008 at 7:46 AM

great, thank you

Mon 28 Jan 2008 at 9:02 AM
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