[quote="davidn87, post:1, topic:317441"]
The RSV CE I ordered finally came, and I'm just flicking through it. I'm slightly baffled as to why in Esther the chapters go
11:2-12, 12, 1-3:13, 13:1-7, 3:14-15, 4, 13:8-18, 14, 5:1-2, 15, 5:3-14, 6-8:12, 16, 8:13-17, 9-11:1.
I'll probably "get it" if I just read it, but the numbers layout has me confused, especially when in the EWTN app it just goes chapters 1-16 with no 'jumping around'.
Esther is like that, since writings were compiled from various sources. In most bibles, the chapters are arranged in the order that you mentioned above so that it will be in chronological order.
If a bible has them in number order, as in 1-16, it will be a jumble of mixed up events.
I don't know about the EWTN app you mentioned, but it is possible they just renamed the chapter numbers to 1-16 for the purpose of avoiding confusion.