Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Never read a bible verse"

"Never read a bible verse" says this fellow on his site, meaning that you should always read surrounding paragraph.  In fact he argues, texts are designed to be read top down, beginning with books before proceeding to sections and paragraphs and then finally individual verses.   In a sense, this is a case of the Last Visible Dog, but I wonder what are the smallest/standard units of communication in our culture and what are smallest/standard units the bible intends us to begin with, use and apply?