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Published: 11 January 2022 (Estimated)

576 Pages

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ISBN: 9780198836025


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The First Chapters

Dividing the Text of Scripture in Codex Vaticanus and Its Predecessors

Charles E. Hill

  • Takes readers to the roots of our modern conception of the book as a text ordered and divided by chapters, paragraphs, and sentences
  • Shows how the earliest text-reference systems for the Bible developed
  • Leads the reader to discover from earlier manuscripts and patristic references that these numbered divisions are part of an even older, continuous tradition of unnumbered scribal divisions
  • Shows how these early divisions in the text of Scripture served ancient interpreters, and how they can still serve interpreters today