Sunday, January 24, 2010

Visualizing the Bible

The image above shows every cross-references in the Bible. Definitely more the eye candy variety of information visualization, but I thought it was interesting.

Chris Harrison, the creator, explains: "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."


Sarah said...

This is gorgeous. And mind boggling. I had no idea there were that many cross references in the Bible. Awesome.

Raining Manna said...

That is incredible. I second Sarah's comment. Just goes to show that you can't pick and choose one verse to back your political agenda because there are 100s of others that are linked and keep the context in check.