Friday, January 25, 2008

Visualizing the Bible (Updated)

I have a link you've got to check out! Because he explicitly forbids people sharing the images on his site without written consent, I'm respecting his wishes. (though I'm going to use one as a desktop background!)

Chris Harrison is some sort of computer programmer type, and as a project he's done some visualizing of the data within the Bible, and it's astounding. My favorite image is where he lays out the entire Bible, and uses arcs to show connections between books and passages. It's simply incredible! He's also prepared some charts showing the frequency and association of names used in the Bible.

Here is Harrison's website and here is the link directly to the Biblical visualisations.
I learned about his website at the ESV Bible Blog.

Chris e-mailed me and was generous enough to let me post some pictures here. I'm just going to put this one, which is my favorite.


  1. Wow, that's really interesting; I think I'll be spending a lot of time on his site. I see he has been involved in some other interesting projects as well.

  2. You know enough about this stuff that you might actually be able to understand how it works! He seems like a pretty sharp guy.