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Old Testament/New Testament reference graphic

June 27th, 2011

Old Testament / New Testament Reference Map

I’ve struggled with a way to visually depict how often (and how) the New Testament writers used the Old Testament, whether explicitly (quotations) or implicitly (allusions). While trying to come up with something useful and visually appealing, I found two separate, yet very useful tools:

  • New Testament References to Old Testament Scriptures (http://mb-soft.com/believe/txh/ntot.htm) — a list of OT quotations. Thanks to Carl, at mb-soft, for permission to use their data in generating this graphic;
  • Circos (http://circos.ca) — a collection of perl scripts to generate radial convergence diagrams; originally designed for visualizing genomic data.

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Memory verse #1: Deut 7:9

March 19th, 2011

Staffordshire Hoard: The Book

January 4th, 2010
The Staffordshire Hoard Book (from the British Museum Shop website)

The Staffordshire Hoard Book (from the British Museum Shop website)

I just received my copy of the British Museum book on the Staffordshire Hoard. Although it’s a bit shorter than I’d like (but matches the page count listed on the BM site), it has some lovely pictures, a concise history, and an overall adequate summary of the find itself. Glad to support the work going on there.

Some day, I’d like to see the artifacts in person, but until I get across the pond, I’ll have to settle for this book. A tidy little picturebook, to be sure…

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