[sword-devel] Linked verses ........
b.drake at ntlworld.com
Wed Aug 16 23:38:54 MST 2006
Hi DM .............
DM Smith wrote:
> If we were ever to get The Message Bible (which I'd love) I think that we'd want the verses to be stored and searchable individually but have the
> verse numbers optionally displayed. With JB Phillips, I think it is similar in that it is a display issue that some verse numbers not display.
There never was a published Phillips edition with all the verse
numbers. This was quite deliberate on Phillips' part as he wanted his
numbering to reflect the sense of the passage. Quite deliberately he
divided the text at logical points and this allowed him to be far more
free in his use of English. He felt quite strongly that the artificial
verse divisions that were appropriate for the KJV did in fact become
quite restrictive when making a completely new translation. As the
Greek does not have divisions of any sort, he used blocks of verses to
give him the translational freedom he needed. I applaud that. However,
getting the missing verse numbers into the text would be difficult: but
it would also be doing violence to the translator's intentions. I think
for Phillips, we would have to stick with what is written!
-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).
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