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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Genesis


List of Literary Structures


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2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

4-1  4-2  4-3  4-4 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

9-1  9-2  9-3  9-4  9-5  9-6  9-7  9-8  9-9 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-12-12-23-13-23-34-14-24-34-45-15-25-35-45-59-19-29-39-49-59-69-79-89-9
1 Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath(1:1-2:4a)
2 The Garden of Eden(2:4b-17)
3 Creation of Woman(2:18-25)
4 The First Sin and Its Punishment(3:1-24)
5 Cain Murders Abel(4:1-26)
6 Adam's Descendants to Noah and His Sons(5:1-32)
7 The Great Flood(6:1-8:22)
8 The Covenant with Noah(9:1-17)
9 Noah and His Sons(9:18-29)
10 Nations Descended from Noah(10:1-32)
11 The Tower of Babel(11:1-9)
12 Descendants of Shem(11:10-26)
13 Descendants of Terah(11:27-32)
14 The Call of Abram(12:1-9)
15 Abram and Sarai in Egypt(12:10-20)
16 Abram and Lot Separate(13:1-18)
17 Lot's Captivity(14:1-12)
18 Abram and Melchizedek(14:13-24)
19 God's Covenant with Abram(15:1-21)
20 The Birth of Ishmael(16:1-16)
21 The Sign of the Covenant(17:1-27)
22 A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah(18:1-15)
23 Judgment Pronounced on Sodom(18:16-33)
24 The Depravity of Sodom(19:1-11)
25 Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed(19:12-29)
26 The Shameful Origin of Moab and Ammon(19:30-38)
27 Abraham and Sarah at Gerar(20:1-18)
28 The Birth of Isaac(21:1-8)
29 Hagar and Ishmael Sent Away(21:9-21)
30 The Covenant of Abram and Abimelech(21:22-34)
31 The Command to Sacrifice Isaac(22:1-19)
32 The Children of Nahor(22:20-24)
33 Sarah's Death and Burial(23:1-20)
34 The Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah(24:1-67)
35 Abraham Marries Keturah(25:1-6)
36 The Death of Abraham(25:7-11)
37 Ishmael's Descendants(25:12-18)
38 The Birth and Youth of Esau and Jacob(25:19-28)
39 Esau Sells His Birthright(25:29-34)
40 Isaac and Abimelech(26:1-14)
41 Trouble with Wells, Covenant with God(26:15-25)
42 Covenant with Abimelech(26:26-33)
43 Esau's Hittite Wives(26:34-35)
44 Jacob Steals the Blessing(27:1-40)
45 Rebekah Recommends that Jacob Flee(27:41-45)
46 Jacob Escapes Esau's Fury(27:46-28:9)
47 Jacob's Dream at Bethel(28:10-22)
48 Jacob Meets Rachel(29:1-14b)
49 Jacob Marries Laban's Daughters(29:14c-30)
50 Children of Jacob(29:31-30:24)
51 Jacob Prospers at Laban's Expense(30:25-43)
52 Jacob Flees with Family and Flocks(31:1-21)
53 Laban Overtakes Jacob(31:22-42)
54 Laban and Jacob Make a Covenant(31:43-54)
55 Mahanaim(32:1-13)
56 Jacob Sends Presents to Appease Esau(32:14-22)
57 Jacob Wrestles at Peniel(32:23-33)
58 Jacob and Esau Meet(33:1-20)
59 The Rape of Dinah(34:1-31)
60 Jacob Returns to Bethel(35:1-8)
61 The Covenant Renewed(35:9-15)
62 Deaths and Birth of a Child(35:16-29)
63 Esau's Descendants(36:1-43)
64 Joseph Dreams of Greatness(37:1-11)
65 Joseph is Sold by His Brothers(37:12-36)
66 Judah and Tamar(38:1-30)
67 Joseph and Potiphar's Wife(39:1-23)
68 Joseph Interprets Dreams(40:1-41:45)
69 Children of Joseph(41:46-57)
70 Joseph's Brothers' First Trip to Egypt(42:1-38)
71 Joseph's Brothers' Second Trip to Egypt(43:1-45:28)
72 Jacob Brings His Whole Family to Egypt(46:1-7)
73 List of Jacob's Family(46:8-27)
74 Jacob and Pharaoh(46:28-47:12)
75 The Famine in Egypt(47:13-26)
76 The Last Days of Jacob(47:27-31)
77 Jacob Blesses Joseph's Sons(48:1-22)
78 Jacob's Last Words to His Sons(49:1-28)
79 Jacob's Death and Burial(49:29-50:14)
80 Joseph Forgives His Brothers(50:15-21)
81 Joseph's Last Days and Death(50:22-26)


Citations of the Bible are from New American Bible and New Revised Standard Version