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The Bible, Wordled

Andrew at The Crazy Australian has Wordled the ESV New Testament (Wordle is a new tag-cloud application):

Tag cloud of the ESV New Testament created by Wordle. The most prominent words are “God,” Jesus,” Christ,” and “Lord.”

Here’s a Wordle we created of the complete ESV text:

Tag cloud of the ESV Bible created by Wordle. The most prominent words are “Lord,” “God,” “said,” and “people.”

Note: You need Java to use Wordle directly, but you can appreciate the static pictures in any browser.

June 20, 2008 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:44 am | (20) Comments »

20 Comments

  1. tag clouds created for the ESV

    Trackback by ΚΑΤΑΓΡΑΦΑΙΣ — June 20, 2008 @ 9:01 am

  2. I saw this done for the entire ESV NT on the ESV Bible Blog, so I thought I would try doing it for the book I’m preparing a series for: Philippians. It is called wordle.

    Trackback by Philippians Wordled — June 20, 2008 @ 10:02 am

  3. Wordle is a program “for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” As the ESV Blog points out, Andrew (at The Crazy Australian blog)…

    Trackback by ESV Wordled — June 20, 2008 @ 10:02 am

  4. From wordle.net:. “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” The ESV Blog has depictions of the New Testament…

    Trackback by Wordle — June 20, 2008 @ 11:02 am

  5. After the ESV Bible Blog posted a link to the Wordle application, I started experimenting with it. It is rather cool. This is a Wordle I made with the text of Religious Affections. . .

    Trackback by Religious Affections — June 20, 2008 @ 11:02 am

  6. This from Justin Taylor:. Wordle is a program “for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” As the ESV Blog points out,…

    Trackback by Wordle-ing the NT and Psalms — June 20, 2008 @ 12:01 pm

  7. Came across this cool online word-cloud generator today: WORDLE. Basically you inset a body of text into a form and it creates a sweet little word cloud for you. Here is one I made out of my seminar paper on the Acts of Thecla:…

    Trackback by Wordle McWordsmith — June 20, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

  8. Because everybody else is doing it… Here’s my blog Wordled (at least part of it):

    Trackback by I’ve been Wordled — June 20, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

  9. An neat tool for creating word clouds from a slab of text. Found via the ESV Bible Blog who have word clouds of the NT and the entire Bible.

    Trackback by Wordle — June 21, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  10. Hello world. I know I haven’t posted in about two weeks and I never finished that JC Ryle post series. I struggle to finish things. And then I felt guilty that I hadn’t finished so I was ashamed to come back here……

    Trackback by Catch up post — June 21, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  11. How can we read the scriptures like Jesus on the road to Emmaus, Peter at Pentecost, and Paul in Romans, when the word Jesus is so small in a Wordle of the bible (from the ESV blog; what is a Wordle?)?…

    Trackback by Why all Christians need to think about Biblical Theology — June 23, 2008 @ 4:38 am

  12. A few blogs pointed me to this ESV blog and an Australian blog (TheCrazyAustralian). Quite interesting, really. Go and have a look.

    Trackback by More Wordle — June 23, 2008 @ 4:38 am

  13. My friends the Ross’ are taking an ice cream tour of KC. Want to discover some new ice cream joints? Check it. ESV Wordled. Check it. 3 Ways to sink your Email Newsletter. Check it. Read more about Cornerstone’s anticipated church…

    Trackback by Monday Links — June 24, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  14. Wordle has been getting popular among bibliobloggers. I thought I would do some smaller books of the Bible. Click on an image to see a larger one and use your browser’s Back button to come back. Ephesians–TNIV on the left and HCSB on…

    Trackback by Wordle Word Clouds of Smaller Books of the Bible — June 24, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  15. I saw this first over at the ESV Blog’s post on “The Bible Wordled“. I also saw mention of it today at DIY*Planner today and thought I’d try it. Since I’m still reading through Machen, I dumped in the text of “Christianity and…

    Trackback by Wordle — June 25, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  16. Justin Taylor@ http://theologica.blogspot.com presents Wordle which is a program “for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.”…

    Trackback by ESV Wordled — June 25, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  17. I’ve already written about word clouds before, so when Justin Taylor pointed this out I thought it was worth passing on:. Wordle is a program “for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence…

    Trackback by ESV Wordled (Word Cloud of the Bible) — June 25, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  18. Wordles: ““[W]ord clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. ” What you do is you go this site and paste a large block of text into the program and it…

    Trackback by Wordles!? Warning: ADDICTING!! — June 25, 2008 @ 4:39 am

  19. Wordle is an application to create tag clouds. The clouds show, proportional to size, the frequency of words in a text. It’s not a bad way to get the gist of what a text is all about. Commonly used on blogs to get the sense of what the…

    Trackback by Christians crazy-go-nuts with Wordle — June 26, 2008 @ 4:40 am

  20. The Bible Moodled…. an interesting visual perspective on the Bible. Rank the frequency of words and then organize the words by size according to frequency. Courtesy of the folks at the ESV blog.

    Trackback by Visual Take on the Text of the Bible — July 4, 2008 @ 4:38 am

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