Why you’re not seeing bible citations

bible-citationSome of you may have noticed I tend not to cite chapter and verse so much any more when quoting from a book of the Bible. There are a few reasons for this apparent sloppiness on my part. Firstly, I am writing for a broad and diverse audience, not all of whom care for exact references. Secondly, for those who do care, I’m trusting they’re probably the types that know their Bibles well enough that they’ve go a fair idea where the quotes come from anyway without my help. Thirdly, we live in an age where anyone can cut and paste or type the text into a search engine or app and find the source and context and intertextual links instantly so I see the old industrial print age practice as increasingly redundant. Let the text be the text without extras I think.

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