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Jeremiah 14:1-15:9 – Chiasm

| May 27, 2016

NASB There are difficulties in finding the right matches in this chiasm. One difficulty is the repetition of certain words through the entire chiasm such as sword/chereb and famine/raab. This is because these are the interweaving theme of the chapter. Another difficulty is we have to combine part of the following chapters to see the […]

Jeremiah 14:7-10 – Chiasm

| May 24, 2016

NASB A – JUDAH SPEAKS 7a) “Although our iniquities [avon] testify against us, B – NAME OF THE LORD (7b) O LORD [Yhvh], act for Your name’s [shem] sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You. C – QUESTION 8) “O Hope of Israel, Its Savior [yasha] in time of distress, […]

Acts 1:1-11 – Chiasm

| January 28, 2016

Acts 1:1-11 (NASB) A – RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION (1) The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach (2) until the day when He was taken up (analambanō) to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. (3) To these […]

John 7:40 – Chiasm

| January 28, 2016

A – (39) Now this He said  B – about the Spirit, C – whom those who believed in him C’ – were to receive, B’ – for as yet the Spirit had not been given, A’ –  because Jesus was not yet glorified.  

John 7:37-38 – Chiasm

| January 28, 2016

A – (37) On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, B – “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me. B’ – And drink (38) Whoever believes in Me. A’ – As the Scripture has said, ‘Out of His (i.e., Jesus) heart will flow rivers of […]

Mark 3 – Chiasms

| January 14, 2016

A – JESUS ENTERS (1) Now He entered the synagogue again, and a man (anthrōpos) was there who had a paralyzed hand (cheir). B – (2) In order to accuse Him [this phrase last in Greek], they were watching (paratēreō) Him closely to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath. (3) He told […]

Mark 2 – Chiasms

| January 14, 2016

A – (1) When He entered Capernaum again after some days, it was reported that He was at home (oikos; 2:1,11). (2) So many people gathered together that there was no more room, not even in the doorway, and He was speaking the message to them.  (3) Then they came to Him bringing a paralytic […]

Mark 1 – Chiasms

| January 8, 2016

Mark 1:1-45 (HCSB) (1) The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. A – (2a) As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Look, I am sending My messenger B- (2b) ahead of You, who will prepare Your way. A’ – (3a) A voice of one crying out in the wilderness: […]

Genesis 4 – Chiasm

| December 28, 2015

Abbreviated Chiasm A – ADAM IS INTIMATE WITH HIS WIFE (1a) B – CAIN ENTERS (1b) C – CAIN AND THE GROUND (2-3) D – ABEL AND BLOOD (4) E – GOD REJECTS CAIN (5a) F– CAIN CONTROLLED BY EMOTIONS (5b-6) G – MORAL OF THE STORY (7a) G’ – MORAL OF THE STORY (7b) […]

3 John – Chiasm

| December 23, 2015

If I had to predetermine the chiastic center for 3 John, I would have chosen v.11: “Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.” One of the dangers of rearranging the chiasm is to […]