Monday, January 23, 2012

Someone Greater Then Jonas Is Here

We read in Matthew 21 an example of crowdsourcing:
"Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied there and a colt with her; untie them, and bring them to Me. 3“And if anyone says something to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them".
Could we call the numerous references to old testament texts also crowdsourcing? It reminds me of how Google calculates authority by evaluating the links to a certain texts. It would be interesting to have a bible online that had all the (internal )linking between the new and the old testament integrated. How would search engines deal with that? The way search engines calculate authority is an interesting principle to apply to the bible.

In Matthew 12 Jesus compares himself to Jonas. A reference which reminds us of the references made elsewhere to Abraham, Moses, Salomo and the temple. A claim to greater authority based on all these different people who link to him. Jesus at the heart of a collaborative project that goes back to Abraham.

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