• Seeing is Believing: The Digital Bible and Bible Verses Online

    Author(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Reception of the Bible, Digital humanities, Social media
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Digital Bible, Visual Bible, Biblical Hermeneutics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/5ba3-8477
    Abstract:
    Millions of Bible verses are shared on Twitter every year. This article examines the Bible on Twitter, by looking at Bible verse images produced by three organisations: Faithlife/Logos Bible Software, Dutch Bible Society, and Graceway. I examine the way these three organisations mediate the Bible on social media. The outputs of these companies form the basis for an analysis of the hermeneutics of a visual, digital Bible. I analyse the way engagement with the Bible changes due to digitalisation, and in which ways the digital Bible influences (theological) authority. Ultimately, the power that the illustrator has in influencing the interpretation of biblical texts is emphasised.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    11 months ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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