spaces in NA

Christopher Hutson crhutson at
Wed Jul 21 12:19:49 EDT 1999

Jim wrote:
>Since the right margin is justified in NA 27, the editors appear merely to
>have placed extra spaces between these verses in order to accomodate this
>justification.  I dont think its any sort of sub paragraphing or anything-
>its just a necessity because of the margins.

Hmmm.  That's funny, I always thought those WERE subparagraphs.  I can't
find any explanation of them in the introduction.  In any case, I don't
think that justification of margins would account for the spaces.  Look, for
example, at Acts 21:19-20.  There the entire word EIPON from the next line
would have fit into the space.  Likewise, in 21:25-26, except for the space,
the word ANDRAS would not have been split over two lines.  I think that
hyphenation and even small spacing adjustments between words would suffice
to achieve justified margins.  There must be some other explanation for the
spaces that Ray asked about. 


Christopher R. Hutson
          Hood Theological Seminary
          Salisbury, NC  28144
crhutson at

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