- chapter and verse numbers are removed from the text (a chapter-and-verse range is at the bottom of each page)
- individual books are presented with the literary divisions that their authors have indicated
- footnotes, section headings and other supplementary materials have been removed from the text (translators’ notes are available at the back of each book)
- the books of the Bible have been placed in an order that provides more help in understanding, based on literary genre, historical circumstance and theological tradition
- single books that later translations or tradition divided into two or more books are made whole again (example: Luke-Acts)
- single-column setting that clearly and naturally presents the literary forms of the Bible’s books
The controlling idea is claimed to be that this reflects the original way in which the texts would have been received.
Here is the order of the books in the BoB: BoB Book Order
Up-date: twelve good reasons for not including chapter and verse divisions in the Bible. Worth pondering.