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#422704 09/09/22 11:45 AM
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Who decided on how the books of the bible are dived into chapters and verses? It seems some chapters are quite long and contain multiple themes and some themes are divide between chapters.

I had a discussion with a gentleman who said the chapters were based on the length of scrolls that a certain scribe or scribes were using to copy the sacred scriptures to. Once one scroll filled up, then new chapter.

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Stephen Cardinal Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury is responsible for the chapter/verse division used today. The scroll theory is nonsense. Several books can be written on one scroll.


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I've never heard of that. I do find it interesting how the chapters and verses are divided differently in different Bibles. The verse designation in my Douay Rheims, for instance, is different than any of my other bibles in John 6.
I know that, in the KJV, the doxology at the end of the Our Father in Matthew, actually came from the liturgy.


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