Social network analysis of the biblical Moses

  title={Social network analysis of the biblical Moses},
  author={Steven E. Massey},
  journal={Applied Network Science},
  • S. Massey
  • Published 14 November 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Applied Network Science
Here, social network analysis approaches are used to characterize the figure of the biblical Moses, and his relationship with characters from the books of the Pentateuch; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The potential value of using such quantitative approaches is explored in relation to other forms of textual exegesis. Using a maximum likelihood approach, the degree distributions of the social networks are shown to approximate to a power law with exponential cutoff. The… 

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