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In the News (Sun 18 Aug 19)

  
  Bible Chapter and Verse Divisions--Late Comers
These chapter divisions were first used by the Jews in 1330 for the Hebrew Old Testament in a manuscript and for a printed edition in 1516.
The verses sometimes coincide with a single sentence, and sometimes they include several sentences; sometimes a single sentence is divided into two verses, with the result that the reader is led to consider the second verse while forgetting the point of view of the first verse.
From this brief survey of the history of the Bible's chapter and verse divisions it is very apparent that these are nothing more than a handy method of reference.
www.fuller.edu /ministry/berean/chs_vss.htm   (1263 words)

  
 How many chapters, verses, and words are in the Bible?
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, and the middle and shortest chapter is Psalm 117.
The middle chapter of the Old Testament is Job 29 and the middle chapter of the New Testament is Romans 13.
The middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 118:8.The middle verse of the Old Testament is 2 Chronicles 20:17, and the middle verse of the New Testament is Acts 17:17.
www.neverthirsty.org /pp/corner/read2/r00722.html   (169 words)

  
  Bible information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
Chapter divisions were first used by Jews in a 1330 manuscript, and for a printed edition in 1516.
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther chapter 8, verse 9.
The longest chapter is Psalm 119, the shortest, Psalm 117.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Bible   (4660 words)

  
 My Weekly Column
The middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 103:2 which is verse number 15,551 of 31,101.
The shortest verse is "Jesus wept," John 11:35 and the longest is Esther 8:9.
The division into verses, as we find the arrangement today, was made about the year 1550 by a printer from Paris, who is said to have done the task while making a horseback journey from Lyons to Paris.
www.biblehistory.com /86.htm   (649 words)

  
 Bible Verses
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 and the shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117.
Bible verses allow the story and facts of the Bible to be separated into practical tools for study and application.
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 (78 words in the King James).
www.allaboutgod.com /bible-verses.htm   (570 words)

  
 Bible (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
Bible, the English form of the Greek name Biblia, meaning "books," the name which in the fifth century began to be given to the entire collection of sacred books, the "Library of Divine Revelation." The name "Bible" was adopted by Wickliffe, and came gradually into use in our English language.
The division of the Bible into chapters and verses is altogether of human invention, designed to facilitate reference to it.
The system of verses for the New Testament was introduced by Stephens in 1551, and generally adopted, although neither Tyndale's nor Coverdale's English translation of the Bible has verses.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/bible.html   (456 words)

  
 Bible at AllExperts
The Bible as used by the majority of Christians comprises the Hebrew Scripture, known to Christians as the Old Testament or First Testament; and the New Testament, which relates the life and teachings of Jesus, the letters of St Paul and other disciples to the early church and the book of Revelation.
See also: Bible translations: Approaches.As Hebrew and Greek, the original languages of the bible, have idioms and concepts not easily translated, there is an on going critical tension about whether it is better to give a word for word translation or to give a translation that gives a parallel idiom in the target language.
The Living Bible and The Message are two paraphrases of the bible that try to convey the original meaning in contemporary language.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/bi/bible.htm   (4952 words)

  
 Who divided the Bible into chapters and verses?
Cardinal Hugo was organizing a concordance of the Bible and utilized the help of his eager students to reference the verses in the Bible in a way to locate individual words quickly.
Chapters in early printed Bibles were subdivided into seven portions, marked in the margin by the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, reference being made by the chapter number and the letter under which the passage occurred.
His son testifies that his father did indeed number the verses of the Bible while on a trip from Paris to Lyons, but that the work was done while resting at the inns along the road.
www.scripturessay.com /article.php?cat=&id=383   (631 words)

  
 Who divided the Bible into chapters and verses? Why and when was it done?
It is much easier to find "John chapter 3, verse 16" than it is to find "for God so loved the world..." In a few places, chapter breaks are poorly placed and as a result divide content that should flow together.
Langton put the modern chapter divisions into place in around A.D. The Wycliffe English Bible of 1382 was the first Bible to use this chapter pattern.
The Hebrew Old Testament was divided into verses by a Jewish rabbi by the name of Nathan in A.D. Robert Estienne, who was also known as Stephanus, was the first to divide the New Testament into standard numbered verses, in 1555.
www.gotquestions.org /divided-Bible-chapters-verses.html   (296 words)

  
 I Search Bible - Official Online Bible verses
Bible Verse 1: "To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth.
Bible Verse 3: "From now on, when you till the ground, it won't yield its strength to you.
Bible Verse 4: "God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;" and it was so."
www.isearchbible.com   (317 words)

  
 Bible : Chapters and verses
However, for the past generation most Jewish editions of the complete Hebrew Bible have made a systematic effort to relegate chapter and verse numbers to the margins of the text.
The division of the Bible into chapters and verses has often elicited severe criticism (from both traditionalists and modern scholars alike).
Critics charge that the text is often divided into chapters in an incoherent way, or at inappropriate points within the narrative, and that it encourages citing passages out of context, in effect turning the Bible into a kind of textual quarry for clerical citations.
www.onelittleangel.com /wisdom/quotes/bible.asp?level=3   (481 words)

  
 BIBLE : Encyclopedia Entry
Judaism's Bible is often referred to as the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible, which includes the sacred texts common to both the Christian and Jewish canons.
The Bible as used by the majority of Christians includes the Rabbinic Hebrew Scripture and the New Testament, which relates the life and teachings of Jesus, the letters of the Apostle Paul and other disciples to the early church and the Book of Revelation.
As Hebrew and Greek, the original languages of the Bible, have idioms and concepts not easily translated, there is an on going critical tension about whether it is better to give a word for word translation or to give a translation that gives a parallel idiom in the target language.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/bible   (5850 words)

  
 Intro Bible
Bible Commentary - a book of modern scholars’ explanations of biblical texts, arranged in biblical order (book-by-book, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse); it usually includes notes on items necessary for understanding the text (historical, geographical, linguistic, etc.), and a scholar’s interpretation of its meaning.
Originally, there were no chapters or verses in the Bible as parchment or papyrus were difficult to come by.
A hyphen is used to indicate several chapters of verses.
www.daily-word-of-life.com /intro_bible.htm   (3021 words)

  
 The Bible
The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning "books", which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning "papyrus", from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity.
Canon refers to the accepted books of the Bible differentiated from other sacred writings not accepted as inspired by God, which are not accepted as part of the Bible.
Today there are two loosely defined schools of thought with regard to the historicity of the Bible (Biblical minimalism and Biblical maximalism) with many in between, in addition to the traditional religious reading of the Bible.
www.nelsal.com /bible.htm   (2573 words)

  
 Chapters And Verses In The Bible
The problem is that the present form of the Bible, espaically the New Testament, in its current chapters and verses was not published until 1555.
The chapters were at first subdivided into seven portions (not paragraphs), marked in the margin by the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G, reference being made by the chapter number and the letter under which the passage occurred.
The familiar arrangement of the Bible in chapters and verses was introduced long after the original Scriptures were written, and the first English Bible to have numbered verses was the Geneva Bible of 1560.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/2805.htm   (1988 words)

  
 Canadian Bible Society - About the Bible - Chapters and Verses
The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton (who later became Archbishop of Canterbury) early in the 1200s.
Robert Stephanus, a book printer from Paris, is credited with dividing those chapters into verses in 1551.
The first complete printed Bible using the chapter and verse divisions was the Geneva Bible of 1560.
www.biblesociety.ca /about_bible/chapters_verses   (72 words)

  
 About the Bible - Christian Answers® WebBible™
The Bible is unique among “Holy Books;” it is rooted in and intertwined with actual human history.
The Bible claims to be “the word of God.” It records the interaction of God with historical people and nations.
The Bible’s two major sections are the Old Testament and the New Testament.
christiananswers.net /bible/about.html   (712 words)

  
 Karaite Korner - Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)
The verse numbers were only adopted in an even later period and as a result different Bibles have different verse numbering systems to this day.
For example, Psalms 20,1 in the Hebrew is not counted in the English Bible as a verse and is instead considered a "supernumerary" title.
Although the numbering of verses in the Hebrew Bible is a late innovation, the actual division into (un-numbered) verses is an original part of the text, which goes back to the time of the prophets.
www.karaite-korner.org /bible_faq.shtml   (1394 words)

  
 bible - Definitions from Dictionary.com
The Bible includes the Old Testament, which contains the sacred books of the Jews, and the New Testament, which begins with the birth of Jesus.
Some Christians consider several books of the Old Testament, such as Judith, I and II Maccabees, and Ecclesiasticus, to be part of the Bible also, whereas other Christians, and Jews, call these the Old Testament Apocrypha.
Bible, the English form of the Greek name _Biblia_, meaning "books," the name which in the fifth century began to be given to the entire collection of sacred books, the "Library of Divine Revelation." The name Bible was adopted by Wickliffe, and came gradually into use in our English language.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/bible   (1094 words)

  
 Probe Ministries - How Did the Bible Get Divided into Chapters and Verses?
You may be surprised to learn that the Bible was not divided this way until the Middle Ages.
He divided the New Testament into verses, and was the first to print the Bible divided into standard numbered verses in 1555.
She serves as a Mentor Mom and speaker for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers), and on the board and as a small group leader of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered outreach to those dealing with unwanted homosexuality.
www.probe.org /probe-answers-e-mail/bible/how-did-the-bible-get-divided-into-chapters-and-verses.html   (540 words)

  
 LESSON 1 - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE - New International Version
The first, entitled Bible References, explains a widely used system for specifying chapters and verses of the Bible.
The second, entitled The Books of the Bible, is a list of the books of the Bible, along with their abbreviations, in the order in which they occur in the English Bible.
The Bible can become a mirror that enables you to see yourself as God sees you and a messenger that tells you how to become what God wants you to be.
www.jordanpark.org /bible-study/niv01.html   (2134 words)

  
 Bibleresources NIV
Responsibility for the version was delegated to a self-governing body of fifteen Biblical scholars, the Committee on Bible Translation, and in 1967, the New York Bible Society (now International Bible Society) generously undertook the financial sponsorship of the project.
The translation of each book was assigned to a team of scholars, and the work was thoroughly reviewed and revised at various stages by three separate committees.The Committee submitted the developing version to stylistic consultants who made invaluable suggestions.
The translators were united in their commitment to the authority and infallibility of the Bible as God's Word in written form.
bibleresources.bible.com /bible_niv.php   (1600 words)

  
 When did the Bible get divided into chapters and verses? Who made these changes? - at BibleStudy.org
Genesis 1:32 (instead of being the first verse of chapter two): "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Genesis 2:1 (instead of being the forth verse of chapter two): : "These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,"
So be aware that the chapter and verse system was not inspired by God, and can be a distraction in some cases, or cause readers to separate thoughts or ideas that weren't originally separate when the inspired writers wrote Scripture.
www.biblestudy.org /question/biblever.html   (660 words)

  
 MediaShout: Display any Bible verse--many versions included
Bible Cues: Create a cue for each Bible passage you wish to display.
Choose version, book, chapter and verses, then change the font, margins, background, transition, advance, and other settings if you like.
Multiple-Verse Passages:Select multiple verses within a single chapter or multiple chapters; place each verse on its own screen or allow verses and passages to span multiple screens.
mediashout.com /about/software_bible.cfm   (173 words)

  
 Bible Query from the Bible
A: Modern chapters and verses were made by Stephen Langton, archbishop of Canterbury, who died in 1228.
The first Greek NT published with these chapters and verses was in 1551 by a printer in Paris, Robert Stephens, who also did the Vulgate in chapters and verses in 1555.
The Geneva English Bible was the first with chapters and verses in 1560.
www.inerrancy.org /bible.htm   (3641 words)

  
 Basic ideas early AA's took from the Bible
The verses says, in part: "for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." God either is, or He isn't, Wilson and Shoemaker wrote (Big Book, p.
These verses were often mentioned by early A.A. spiritual sources to show the effectiveness of prayer, the importance of believing, and the necessity for asking in alignment with God's will.
All these verses from the Sermon on the Mount, 1 Corinthians 13, and elsewhere were frequently mentioned in connection with the process of self- examination.
www.dickb.com /archives/bible_aa.shtml   (3127 words)

  
 The Books: 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible by Steve Rabey and Lois Rabey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-22)
For thousands of years people have studied the words and stories of the Bible, searching out the meaning of verses from patriarchs and prophets of the Old Testament and from Jesus and the first Christians.
With so many books, chapters, and verses, the Bible is daunting to most of us.
Rather than a substitute for God's word, this book captures the breadth and depth of expression in the Bible, whether it is in the haunting, poetic cry of David's psalms, Job's famous "grumbling unto God," or the last words that Jesus spoke to his disciples.
www.twbookmark.com /books/58/0446532169/index.html   (318 words)

  
 A Light in the Dark : 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible
As the verse from Psalm 119 suggests, the Bible is a source of certain light in an often dark and confusing world.
Psalm 119, which is the longest single chapter in the entire Bible, gives plenty of other reasons people throughout the ages have turned to this unique book.
The King James Version of the Bible, an early-seventeenth-century translation, seems, by its now venerable diction, to have added a degree of poetic luster to the ancient tales, genealogies, and covenantal events of the original.
www.enotalone.com /article/5307.html   (1016 words)

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