Category Archives: textual analysis

When small words mean a lot: Transcripts, black boxes and evaluation

By Gordon Rugg You can get a fair amount of information out of what people tell you in interviews and questionnaires and focus groups. However, you can’t get at all the information in a person’s head using those methods. The … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Art Exhibition: Visualisations, women and epics

By Gordon Rugg I have an art exhibition opening next week in Keele University, which will feature some of the topics that we’ve blogged on here. The official opening is on the evening of Wednesday 9th October, starting at 6.00, with … Continue reading

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Genesis update

By Gordon Rugg There’s a new article by David Musgrave and myself about textual analysis of ancient texts here: http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2013/rug378029.shtml It’s an expanded version of our previous articles on the topic, including our presentation at the ASOR2012 conference.

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Visualizing textual structures in the Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript has been described as the most mysterious book in the world. It’s a book written in a unique script, illustrated with images which are a mixture of the ordinary and the bizarre. It’s never been deciphered. This … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day special: The Irish Iliad

As Irish readers will know, Greece isn’t the only country to have national epics; Ireland also has its share of great ancient epics, one of which is informally known as “The Irish Iliad”. It’s not as widely known as it … Continue reading

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Using Search Visualizer for your own searches, plus some background story

We’ve put soft copies of several books of the Bible, plus several Shakespeare plays, and some archival material from the American Civil War, onto the SV site. They’re useful for learning how to use Search Visualizer to search for information … Continue reading

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The “Genesis death sandwich” story

There’s been a fair amount of media coverage of our work on textual structures in Genesis, with most of that coverage picking up on the informal name of “the Genesis death sandwich” and with a suggestion that it would make … Continue reading

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