Talk:Psalms

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Actually, no book has chapters of verses in the original form, or even punctuation. Chapter references are actually more pronounced in Psalms due to the obvious cutoffs in songs. Learn together 01:58, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

Psalms may not have had numbered "chapters", but the very fact that it is a collection of songs means that there were definite divisions there from the start, surely? Philip J. Rayment 03:09, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
Yes and no. There were obvious breakpoints based on the content of Psalms, but just as all other books back then, it was a continuous scroll without any numbers or inserted breaks. (Think of the Dead Sea Scrolls) Psalms is actually one of the clearest books in the Bible for where divisions go due to the ability to tell where songs begin and end. It made it easy to do chapter divisions years later (verses breakdowns are always open to interpretation). Learn together 03:27, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
I'll take the "yes", on the basis that there "were obvious breakpoints", plus the point that the "obvious breakpoints" existed because Psalms was a collection of discrete songs, not a single book. Philip J. Rayment 04:52, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
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