Hebrews: Using AI (Embeddings) to Study the Bible

John Bowling
Feb 22, 2024

The closing benediction of Hebrews (13:20–22) has the highest cosine similarity among all other pericopes in the book: a score of 0.71 with 1 Thessalonians 5:12–28.

If we look at the top 10 scores in the book, 3 are from Paul’s epistles, 3 are from Peter’s, 1 is from Jude, and the rest are from outside the New Testament:

If we confine ourselves to the New Testament, a Pauline pericope is the most similar pericope about 44% of the time:

(1 and 2 Peter are about 33%.)

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John Bowling

Throwing half-baked ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks.