Thursday, March 06, 2008

Visualizing The Consistency of Scripture

Chris Harrison created an incredible (to me anyway) looking visual representation of cross references in the Bible. The thing that stands out to me when I look at this picture is how interlinked Scripture is. Besides the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the way Scripture is copied eliminates the idea of the Bible changing over time, this picture shows how changes would stand out like a sore thumb! Here's a quote explaining this visualization.

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.

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