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Chapters and Verses of the Bible.

Before the time of Christ the Jews divided the OT into parashoth and haftaroth for reading in the synagog on the Sabbath. The NT books were also divided at an early date into titles and chapters. S. Langton* is gen. considered as having introduced the present chapter divisions into the Vulgate ca. 1205. Verse divisions were first indicated 1551 by R. Estienne* I, a printer, in his 4th ed. of the NT Verse divisions were introd. a few yrs. later in the whole Bible.

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