Monday, June 30, 2008

Ephesians & Revelation

Words play an interesting place in our language as we use them to communicate and miscommunicate with those around us. Klyne always said that words are verbal symbols that have meaning made out of their relation to one another. One way of exegeting passages of Scripture is by counting how often specific words are used. Wordle does that for us now and presents it in an eye-pleasing way. The first picture above is Ephesians and the second is Revelation.

Go check out Wordle if you haven't already.

1 comment:

Raffi Shahinian said...

Great Post. Loved the Ephesians cloud. Thanks for spreading the word on Wordle; I think it will become an invaluable tool for anyone who places any importance on textual sources. I also posted on the issue today (with some interesting examples of Wordle clouds of biblical and non-biblical texts). Thought you might be interested.

Grace and Peace,
Raffi Shahinian
Parables of a Prodigal World