Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wordless: Verse 44

Bible translations come and go, however, organization by chapter and verse remain a mainstay of Bible use even in these ever so modern times. Chapter and verse has not always been so. The Hebrew version and later Greek and Latin translations contained no chapter and verse organization.

Credit for organizing the Bible into a translation that included chapter and verse goes to Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury in 1227 A.D. The picture I’ve placed here for my wordless entry is the Stephen Langton Inn found on Friday Street in Surrey, England. Apparently Stephen Langton lived on Friday Street as a child.

It is also interesting to note that Stephen Langton was a most central figure in a dispute between King John and Pope Innocent III. This dispute eventually resulted in the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

More information about Langton and his time period can be found here and here including mentions of Robin Hood (yes, that Robin Hood).

You can see my past wordless images here, and you can view the images of others by visiting
the Wordless Wednesday hub.


Marsha said...

Thanks for the interesting commentary behind your photo. I really like reading the thoughts behind the posts.

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elementary historyteacher said...

Thanks for stopping by Marsha.

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