I would think that something so important as the "word of God" should have someone's authority...many claim that authority came from God. Those who organized it also had the discretion to include or exclude based on their own personal desires...or needs.<quoted text>
Who needs authority to assemble teachings in a written form? The word was already around and some was in writing, the NT canonization simply organized what was already there, the person or group who "ordered" it is a matter of record.
While a Christian...I never gave much thought to who divided it in to chapter and verse...placing commas and periods where they thought they should go. We all know that a misplaced comma can completely change the meaning.
Some verses will end before a sentence does...if one just reads a single verse and not the complete passage...once again you run the risk of changing the meaning.
Just saying...I think anyone who reads should be concerned about how that Bible ended up being presented as it has been. Can't recall the name but there has been a Bible released without chapters and verses in an attempt to take it back to a more like image of the original documents.
I read in one reference that it was divided as it has been for easier referencing and to make it easier to memorize Bible verses...at the risk of altering its original meaning.