Visualizing Bible cross-references

Chris Harrison, of Carnegie Mellon University, and Christopher Romhild, of Nordelbische Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Germany, have created a graphic that shows 63,779 cross-references between different portions of the Bible. The colored lines are the cross-references. The white bars at the bottom represent the number of verses in each individual chapter of the Bible; the long white bar at bottom center would be Psalm 119, which has 176 verses.

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Cross-references: Some Bibles have cross-references in the margins, or between the columns, that point the reader to related passages in the Bible. For example, for Revelation 2:7 (To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (NIV)) there is a cross-reference that points me to other places in the Bible where the tree of life is mentioned, such as Genesis 2:9.

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