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.
I, Robert Rouse, am an Air Force Academy graduate, former engineer, and analytics consultant. I have worked with data on weather, heavy equipment maintenance, corporate financials, utility markets, industrial operations, higher education, and more. While working with emerging business intelligence technologies, I began developing a vision for how these tools could apply to biblical studies. This site combines my passion for information technology with a 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.