A few weeks ago, in a post called “The Message“, I explained that I had begun reading The Message translation because it is not divided into verses. In the comments of that thread, Isabel told us that the International Bible Society is working on a Bible without chapter or verse divisions.
Now, “Out of Ur” reports on this new Bible which is being called “The Books of the Bible”. (see the IBS web site “The Books of the Bible“) IBS is releasing this Bible in the TNIV translation with a different book ordering. I have not read enough to understand the reasons they changed the ordering of the books from either the Hebrew (MT) order, the Greek (LXX) order, any of the original NT manuscript orders, or the current order. However, I hope to read more about it.
I am very excited about reading a Bible without chapter and verse division. Do you also think this will be helpful? Why or why not?