Word Images of the Gospel

I’m a visual/kinesthetic learner. As a visual learners I learn best by seeing information. So to discover insights into something, I’m always looking for a way to picture information. A word cloud is one way to do this.

A word cloud gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the data being examined. So the more frequent a word appears in the text, the larger it appears in the word cloud. This allows one to quickly see main ideas, subjects or thoughts based on the words used.

I recently created word clouds (below) for the gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

It’s interesting to see commonality, as one would expect, but also the uniqueness of each.


gospel of matthew word cloud


gospel of mark word cloud


gospel of luke word cloud


gospel of john word cloud

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2 Responses to “Word Images of the Gospel”

  1. I love that the word “went” features to strongly. Thanks for this, Rick!

  2. Chris Hartnett says:

    Fantastic piece of work sir!
    Saves me an awful lot of counting!
    God Bless and keep you!Chris of Dorset!