posted on Dec, 12 2002 @ 02:49 PM
Snopes did some calculations. The math's off. You can try it for yourself:
According to our reckoning, 1189 chapters comprise the King James Version of the Bible. This means the "center chapter" of the Bible would be the
595th chapter (i.e., it is both preceded and followed by 594 other chapters); there are 478 chapters in all the books up through the end of the book
of Job (which immediately precedes the book of Psalms), so the center chapter would be Psalm 117, not Psalm 118 as claimed, and the "center verse"
of the Bible would therefore fall within Psalm 117 as well. Moreover, even if Psalm 118 were the "center chapter" of the Bible, since it is composed
of 29 verses, the "center verse" would be Psalm 118:15 ("The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right
hand of the LORD doeth valiantly"), not Psalm 118:8 as claimed.
And the "chapter and verse" system that you see didn't get put into the Bible until 1205. So it's a late, Catholic addition and not something
there from the beginning.
As to the surprising chapter count? You could do that with a lot of books. You just haven't looked.
Like the Macromedia Flash 5 ActionScript Reference Guide. I don't know that I recommend it as the center of anyone's life or their Flash
experience, for that matter.
And I don't see you offering a fair comparison with the middle of the Bahivagd Gita, the Koran, the Book of Mormon, etc.