Sixty-Six Clouds: Word Cloud Bible

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Sixty-Six Clouds is a collection of beautiful visualizations of word frequency in the Bible. A unique word cloud was created for each of the 66 books of the Bible. The significance of word clouds is that they quickly present viewers with the gist of written materials at a glance. Greater size is given to words that appear more frequently in the source text. Therefore, the larger the word is in the cloud, the more prominent it is in the text.  The word limit was set at 150 and many common words and all numbers were removed from the text when the word clouds were created. The same parameters were used for all sixty-six books of the Bible to give Sixty-Six Clouds a consistent style and appearance. All Sixty-Six Clouds images are subject to Copyright © Sixty-Six Clouds. Visit www.66clouds.com for more information and to view of all the word clouds.

genesis
1. Genesis

exodus1
2. Exodus

leviticus3
3.Leviticus

numbers5
4. Numbers

deuteronomy1
5. Deuteronomy

joshua5
6. Joshua

judges1
7. Judges

ruth3
8. Ruth

1samuel2
9. 1 Samuel

2samuel
10. 2 Samuel

1kings
11. 1 Kings

2kings
12. 2 Kings

1chronicles
13. 1 Chronicles

2chronicles2
14. 2 Chronicles

ezra
15. Ezra

nehemiah
16. Nehemiah

esther
17. Esther

job
18. Job

psalms
19. Psalms

proverbs
20. Proverbs

ecclesiastes
21. Ecclesiastes

songofsongs
22. Song of Songs

isaiah
23. Isaiah

jeremiah
24. Jeremiah

lamentations
25. Lamentations

ezekiel
26. Ezekiel

daniel
27. Daniel

hosea
28. Hosea

joel
29. Joel

amos
30. Amos

obadiah
31. Obadiah

jonah
32. Jonah

micah
33. Micah

nahum
34. Nahum

habakkuk
35. Habakkuk

zephaniah
36. Zephaniah

haggai
37. Haggai

zechariah
38. Zechariah

malachi
39. Malachi

matthew
40. Matthew

mark
41. Mark

luke
42. Luke

john
43. John

acts
44. Acts

romans
45. Romans

1corinthians
46. 1 Corinthians

2corinthians
47. 2 Corinthians

galatians
48. Galatians

ephesians
49. Ephesians

philippians
50. Philippians

colossians
51. Colossians

1thessalonians
52. 1 Thessalonians

2thessalonians
53. 2 Thessalonians

1timothy
54. 1 Timothy

2timothy
55. 2 Timothy

titus
56. Titus

philemon
57. Philemon

hebrews
58. Hebrews

james
59. James

1peter
60. 1 Peter

2peter
61. 2 Peter

1john
62. 1 John

2john
63. 2 John

3john
64. 3 John

jude
65. Jude

revelation
66. Revelation

Visit www.66clouds.com/bible to view the entire Bible as a single word cloud.

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27 Responses to “Sixty-Six Clouds: Word Cloud Bible”

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  4. enton says:

    nicely … may GBU. in future i would like to use some of ur word cloud Bible. Thxs

  5. Brad Thomas says:

    @moni,
    Thanks for the encouraging note. Glad to hear the clouds were an inspiration to you during a rough time. Also, I love the illustration work I’ve seen on your blog. Hope to stay in touch and see more of your portfolio in the future. Blessings.
    -Brad

  6. moni says:

    Thank you, your visual works comforted my frustrated mind today…
    I’m also a graphic designer; and only a week remains to apply for postgraduate course. Yesterday, I lost all my design data in external disk in a sudden… I handed it over to a technician a minute ago. I feel so depressed that I have to work on my portfolio without any source…
    Not bringing my bible, I googled 1kings and found your works. Seems Lord is telling me something through your works. Brilliant! hope you keep designing with bible.

  7. Jason says:

    These are truly fantastic! I’d like to use them as a podcast image for our in-depth and overview Bible studies that we are beginning to podcast. Would that be an acceptable use of these images?

  8. Truly amazing…how Great is the Word Made Flesh!

  9. Ben says:

    Brad great job man.Very impressed by the professional way you have presented this, and made it free to download, where you could have charged. I have been using wordle for a long time doing chapters of the Bible EG John 4, printing them on stickers for the kids in Sunday school to discuss. I am a special needs teacher, and it is a very powerful exercise where you hide the book and get the kids to talk feeback on what they think the main message is.

    I have wanted to do books of the bible for ages but founf it too hard. I am so excited to see this, all done for you.

    I am going to do missionary work in South Africa for 2 years, (done 2 years in Jamaica and 2 in India) teaching in the townships. So your wordles will be in Margate townships with the kids reading the word of God.

    Thank you.

  10. SabrinA says:

    Brilliant. I LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing these with the world. :)

  11. Terri says:

    What a blessing. Thank you for using your creative talent for “our blessings.”

    I will definitely use these in leading Bible studies but also as screen saver.

    Thank you!!!! May the Lord bless you for your gift.

  12. Brad Thomas says:

    @jared

    The original source text was the New International Version of the Bible. However, the word limit was set at 150 and many common words (and, the, of, a, etc.) and all numbers were meticulously filtered out of the text before it was imported into Wordle. The exact same parameters were used for all sixty-six books of the Bible to give Sixty-Six Clouds a consistent style and appearance.

  13. jared says:

    great! which bible version is this?

  14. Brad Thomas says:

    @Rick Harrell,

    You are very welcome. Always glad to hear when they have been put to good use.

    -Brad

  15. Rick Harrell says:

    Thanks so much for these wonderful word clouds – I have used several in my powerpoints for sermons.

  16. Jenelle says:

    This is incredible. You should considering selling the poster-sized versions of these. I would buy a couple!

  17. Greg says:

    I am floored. This is awesome!

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  19. Brad Thomas says:

    @Deborah
    No problem. You can use them however you like, except for publishing or selling. Glad you like them and found a good way to use them. Blessings.

    -Brad

  20. Deborah O says:

    I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve copied each of these to use as a desktop background. I plan to change them every day to use as a meditation and prayer reminder. These are the most usful tool I have ever seen to bring God’s Word to mind. I appreciate all the time you must have put into making these. I am even more grateful that you have so graciously decided to share them. Thank you so very much. God bless you.

  21. the reb says:

    tq. great visuals.

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  26. Bob says:

    Thanks for taking the time to put all of those in…what a great visual!