Sunday, September 08, 2013

The "Ups" and "Downs" of the Bible Narrative


Sarah Colvin emailed a link to fascinating set of “Holy Infographics,” sampling recent efforts to visualize the biblical texts. One of the most valuable to me is the Sentiment Analysis visualization, which quantifies how the flow of the biblical story alternates between “positives” and “negatives.” Things clearly “dip with the period of the judges” and “recover with David.” There is a “a mixed record (especially negative when Samaria is around) during the monarchy.”

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