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Mar. 19th, 2008 at 3:50 pm
The sign Â¶ (or pilcrow) appears at the beginning of many verses in our King James Bible.
For example in Genesis Chapter 1 we see:
I rarely think about the Â¶. I usually ignore the Â¶.
Over the years, once or twice, I’ve looked up what Â¶ is and then promptly forgotten why Â¶ is there.
Before and while writing this post I’ve done a few online searches but I’m not coming up with much. I understand it’s used in electronic documents to mark formatting – to show where paragraph breaks or returns occur – but that doesn’t seem to really explain why it appears in our scriptures. Someone went to an awful lot of trouble to enter those marks on our pages – so, I thought I’d open up the inquiry to the ‘Nacle. The basic questions I have are