The Gospel is Sacrosanct: The Scripture Rainbow

When Christoph Römhild, a Lutheran pastor in Hamburg, Germany, sent Carnegie Mellon Ph.D. student Chris Harrison a list of 63,779 cross-references between the Bible’s 1,189 chapters, the two became enthralled with elegantly showing the interconnected nature of Scripture. Each bar along the horizontal axis represents a chapter, with the length determined by the number of verses. (Books alternate in color between white and light gray.) Colors represent the distance between references. Graphic by Chris Harrison, Carnegie Mellon University.

A friend of mine, and fellow pastor, Mark Upton says, “This visual representation of just how interconnected the Bible is (is just one more) reason I believe in the Divine Inspiration of Scripture. No conspiracy of man made teachings could actually be this tight and coherent.”

The Gospel is indeed Sacrosanct.

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By the way…take note that the strand coming down right in the middle is the longest chapter in the Bible – Psalm 119 – which extols the riches of the Word of God.

4 thoughts on “The Gospel is Sacrosanct: The Scripture Rainbow

  1. Tim, this is so incredible. A visual representation is always helpful for me but it also shows the orchestration that is God and that permeates all of his creation. It’s inspiring beyond all other things for a musician to see something so perfect and so rich like this being that this is what I try to do with melodies, ideas, and harmony daily with music. Thanks so much man!


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  3. Thanks for the feedback, Rich. I thinks its really cool that you connected this with your music. I look forward to seeing you again.


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