Popular chapters

I'm one third of the way through the project today!

It's only a couple of weeks since I posted my thoughts on completing my first year, so I don't feel the need to do much navel-gazing.

But I've recently added the number of retweets for each summary to my database, so here's the most popular chapter from each of the books I've completed:

A couple of observations...

If I posted the top 20 chapters overall it would be pretty much all Genesis, which undoubtedly reflects the amount of coverage the project had at that time as much as it does the popularity of Genesis.

I guess the book of Ruth is lowest because it's so short. But that does still seem a bit surprising.

People like:

  • Stories that they already know (see Exodus, 1 Samuel)
  • Chapters with naughty words or macabre themes (see Leviticus, Judges)
  • Chapters addressed to 'you' (see Deuteronomy, Joshua)
  • Psalms to the LORD (see 2 Samuel)

You can now see the number of retweets for any summary by going to the page for that chapter. The retweet count is underneath the summary.

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Chris Juby

I summarised all 1,189 chapters of the Bible on Twitter - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day for over three years.

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