Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Visualizing the Bible

You know all those little cross references in between the columns of your Bible? Chris Harrison and Christoph Römhild made a data set which visualizes all 63, 779 cross references in the King James Version of the Bible. Each arc represents one cross reference. The color of the arc is dependent on the proximity of the cross reference. The alternating white and grey bars across the bottom are the 66 books of the Bible and the length of the vertical lines in the books are the number of verses per chapter. The image won an honorable mention for illustrations in the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

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