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divided for a reason?
son_of_lite Wrote:Hello all. Peace of Messiah be with you all.

I was reading through the topic of Messiah in isaiah 53 etc.... and the divisioins of the text of Isaiah got me intrested. And just to inform you all, i first learnt about such a thing from THIS forum , <!-- s:onfire: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/onfire.gif" alt=":onfire:" title="On Fire" /><!-- s:onfire: --> and boy was i glad when i found out about it.

I saw that the Aramaic Torah aswellas the Khaburis have this type of divisions [instead of what we in the werst are acustomed to, Chapter numbers, i.e. 1 , 2, 3 etc...]. It appears that the Aramaic divides it either with 1 diamd shape, for a minor change OR a 2 dimand shape, for a major topic change. [please correct me if i am wrong]

So this got me thinking. Could such an ancient division be incoprated in todays Bibles? Perhaps even in the Aramaic Bibles, [such as those of you who are doing translations].

I have found that looking at divisions make a Big difference in the way i read and understand the Bible personally, as the divisions become the guide for the beginning and ending of a certain topic.

I am Just interested in all your thaughts. is it a Good idea, or bad idea?

Has anyone tried reading using the ancient diviions rather than the modern chapter divisions, and if it has made a difference to your reading?
[if u havent tried it, do try it. >>> this is how enlightened i was <!-- s:onfire: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/onfire.gif" alt=":onfire:" title="On Fire" /><!-- s:onfire: --> ]

Will anyone who is doing a translation perhaps 'think' about incorperating this type of division with the modern numbering system for easyer refference?

Blessings of Messiah be with you all. Amen.

Shlama Akhi:
John Wesley Etheridge's 1848 translation of the New Testament Peshitta/Peshitto retains the paragraph form found in the Eastern Peshitta. I have realigned Wesley's translation with the Khabouris Codex, page by page. I have retained the "pereks/paragraphs" as well as his marginalized his notes, which were listed at the end of each paragraph.

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divided for a reason? - by son_of_lite - 06-11-2008, 03:19 AM
Re: divided for a reason? - by Stephen Silver - 06-13-2008, 04:47 AM

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