Who Added The Verse Numbers To The Bible?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (7 posts)
  1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 9 years ago

    I doubt that GOD spoke like that.  So who ADDED those and to what purpose?  If you take them out of all the Bible it does then read like a story and not scriptures to be used individually to inflict harm or guilt in another.

    1. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Mike should chime in here.  The original bible... well it didn't even include vowels lol.  If I remember correctly, the scriptures were written similar to quatrains (sorta) something about 30 letters per sentence, non of which contained vowels etc..

      So, I guessing as to why numbers were added to mark the passages, I would think it was to keep as close to the original as possible but seeing how it isn't really possible for us to read them without vowels, they would have had to number them so that they coincide with the original document.

      Not much to tell here.

  2. Storytellersrus profile image77
    Storytellersrusposted 9 years ago

    Lady Guinevere, what a great question!  For a definitive answer from an expert, go to http://www.bible-researcher.com/chapter-verse.html

    I'm not sure I agree that the Bible even as story can't be used to inflict harm or guilt, though.  I think there are those who have need of always being right.  It keeps them feeling safe.

    Maybe I'll Hub on that.  I've been thinking of writing something today, for the first time in a long spell of distraction.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It keeps them on their funny pedestal and the power of being right well that is EGO.

      I shall like to see your new hub.
      I have a few that I am working on, not religious ones, but have been distrated all week--or ever since I started!  Kinda gets frustrating!

  3. Make  Money profile image76
    Make Moneyposted 9 years ago

    It would be kind of difficult to talk about a verse with someone by saying it's the 3rd sentence in the 4th paragraph on the 18th page in the 5th part of Paul's letter to the Galatians.  Oh shucks I forgot you are using a Bible with bigger pages that has more paragraphs on it. big_smile

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You having a bad day there Mike?  There wouldn't be any power over everyone else if there wasn't any numbered scriptures.  I do hope that you feel good about using your "God-given" POWER over others.  Just more of that warm fuzzy feelings now isn't it.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    And if we didn't have them what would happen to all the John 3:16 Tee shirts?

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)