Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bible Data Visualizations

A post on the PastorBlog brought to my attention a couple of interesting ways to visualize biblical data.

  • One is the "Bible Word Locator" on the OpenBible.info site, the same people who have done such good work with Bible Geocoding. The Bible Word Locator charts out where specific words occur. You can look up more than one word at a time as my example shows.
  • The other site, Many Eyes, has been around for a while, but I now see that biblical data has been included in their data sets. There are many ways to play around with the data and options for visualizing it, but you can do things like chart relative size of the books of the Bible.
or check out sets already created, like who gets mentioned with whom in the NT. You can adjust parameters so that you can see it as a treemap...
or as a zoomable network map.

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