Re: [asa] Re: Integrity

From: gordon brown <gbrown@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 21:17:57 EDT

On Tue, 12 Jun 2007, Vernon Jenkins wrote:

> Forum,
> Included among the problems confronting those who question the integrity of the biblical text - or treat it lightly - is the matter of Psalm 117. Its Hebrew words - rendered by the KJV translators, "O Praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord." - are found in the _central_ and_shortest_chapter; its position, represented by the _triangular_ number, 595. It even has associations with ISO 216 - the current world standard for sizes of cut paper - and more! Is it reasonable to suppose these features to be yet another _coincidence_? Or are we justified in claiming more?
> The details may be found at
> Vernon


Are you claiming that Psalm 117 is the middle chapter in the Bible? The
Bible has no middle chapter. 28 of its books have an odd number of
chapters. Therefore there are an even number of chapters in the Bible,
hence no middle one.

Gordon Brown

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