The name “MetaV” is short for “Metadata Version.” The corresponding word in Hebrew (מיטב) means “the best.” It began as a database linking each word in the Bible with details about people, places, periods of time, topics, and more. After years of collecting and formatting centuries worth of publicly available scholarship, it now takes the form of a visual explorer that pulls these elements together on a single dashboard.
Robert Rouse is an engineer-turned-data geek who has worked with data sets ranging from weather history to heavy equipment maintenance, corporate financials, utility markets, industrial operations, and more. While working with emerging business intelligence technologies, he began developing a vision for how these tools could apply to biblical studies. MetaV combines his passion for all things “data” with his love for studying and communicating what God’s words can teach us.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.