Recently Biblical

I’m grateful to J. K. Gayle for drawing the data graphed above to my attention. It shows just how recently the obsession with being “biblical” and all things “biblical” began to take off.

There is a lot that can be learned by looking at how the frequency of a word changes over time in publications.

Sacred Troubling Topics in Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an
Different Bricks, Different Bibles
How to Apply the Greatest Commandments
Footnoting Blogs in Academic Publications