Verse format VS 2 Column

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  1. hawg_427

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    Which do you prefer? Most of my Bibles are 2 column and I guess I'm so used to that. I just purchased a verse format NASB and it just doesn't look right to me. Know what I mean?
     
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    I know what you mean. I prefer the 2 column format.
    I really dislike the format that is 'verse format' but with
    the verse numbers removed. Let us call that the
    Paragraph format.

    Even better, have each of the two columns on a page be
    different translations. In fact, I've got a four barrelled canon :)
    It contains:

    NIV
    NASB
    KJV1783
    NLT
     
  3. Keith M

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    I agree - I prefer the 2-column format too.
     
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    Mark me down for the 2 column format.

    Bro Tony
     
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    I like a one column Bible because it reads faster.
     
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    That's not necessarily true for everyone. I find the 2-column format reads faster for me.
     
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    Wouldn't the columns have to be extremely narrow or the pages extremely wide?
     
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    I didn't know that columns could read... let alone fast or slow.

    :laugh: :tongue3: :laugh: :thumbs:

    Max
     
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    Please pardon my dry humor.
    The link directed you to a scan of Codex Sinaiticus (fourth century) whose pages measure 15"x14".
    It has 4 columns per page; 48 lines per column and about 12-16 letters per line.

    (For those on "dial-up", the link really isn't worth the time).

    BTW, Codex Vaticanus (first half of the fourth century) has pages which measure about 27 x 27 cm. and has an unusual three columns per page.

    P66 (P. Bodmer II) (middle second century) 14.2 cm x 16.2 cm, uses a single column with 15–25 lines per page.

    What do I like? Single column, large font, but better yet I study off the computer where I can increase the size to 150% of original :thumbs:

    Rob
     
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