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Steg Belsky scripsit:

> I've always
> heard that it was Christians at some point who decided to split up all
> of these books into volumes (as well as inventing the chapter system).

I doubt it, at least as to the first point.  The Septuagint, the Jewish
translation into Greek, already has the divisions, and we have much
older manuscripts of it than any Hebrew ones (not suprisingly, as they
did not need to be ritually destroyed when they got too old).
>
> -Stephen (Steg)
>  "Let them come.
>   There is one dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath."
>      ~ gimli son of gloin, LotR:FotR (movie version, at least)

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