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Lurker wrote: I'll have to check into that, Neil. Perhaps the Geneva just was the first English bible to designate verse numbers. Thanks for the heads up.
Methinks! Mayhap ye are both correct.
"Robert Stephanus (also known as Robert Estienne), a Protestant book printer living in France, printed Greek and Latin Bibles that French ecclesiastical authorities considered heretical. As he fled with his family to Geneva on horseback, he arbitrarily made verse divisions of the New Testament within Langtonâ€™s chapter divisions. In 1555, Stephanus printed his first Latin Bible with his New Testament verse system.
However, Stephanusâ€™ work was not the first Bible printed with New Testament verse divisions. In 1538, seventeen years earlier, a Latin Bible was printed with different verse divisions, but it was Stephanusâ€™ version that was used for the first English Bible - The Geneva New Testament of 1557, which became the verse system used today" Chapters and Verses