Mapping God’s Bloodline

About This Image

Follow the genealogy of Jesus from the creation of Adam and Eve through Noah, the tribes of Israel, King David, and finally Joseph and Mary. Zoom out for a broader perspective or zoom in to examine finer details.
Mapping God’s Bloodline has gained much attention for its unique approach to telling the story of biblical ancestries.

How It’s Made

In data visualization terms, this is a node-link diagram built using a force-directed layout algorithm in Gephi, an open-source program for graph analysis. Each person is a circle (node) and each relationship is a line (link or edge). Relationships which cannot be traced back to Adam and Eve and spousal relationships are filtered out for the sake of clarity.