Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Visualizing New Testament Relationships

It's very rare that I find my different interests converging together, so perhaps that's why I find this noteworthy.

Via a blogpost on the Read/Write Web, I recently learned about Many Eyes, a 1.5 month old data visualization site that's hosted and developed by IBM.

One of their more interesting bits of data visualization is a "New Testament Social Network" map, which renders a visual display of names that co-occur (i.e., mentioned in the same chapter) in the New Testament of the Bible.

Click through the image to go to the live site.

Side note: The ESV Bible Blog provides some additional discussion about the limitations of the data.