Friday, June 27, 2008

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Biblical Word Clouds

Do you know what a word cloud (it's like a tag cloud)A word cloud is a stylized way of visually representing occurrences of words in a particular text.

Wordle is a website that takes your text, and turns it into a word cloud. Below are some examples of the clouds that have been made. Sure it looks cool, but how can this be useful?

Bible Study - because it allows you visually see which words are used the most within a certain text. And, as you know, when you do Bible Study one of the most important observations you should make are the words that are used the most frequently. When a word is used often - it usually screams - take notice! Click on the pictures below to see two examples:

Here is one that I did on our current sermon series at Big Creek (John 14-15)