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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Exodus


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Introduction(1:1-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
2 Construction of Cities(1:8-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
3 Command to Kill Boys(1:15-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
4 Birth and Youth of Moses(2:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
5 Moses flees to Midian(2:11-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
6 Marriage of Moses(2:16-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
7 The LORD's Mercy for Israel(2:23-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
8 Moses at the Burning Bush(3:1-4:17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
9 Moses Returns to Egypt(4:18-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
10 Bricks without Straw(5:1-23) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
11 Israel's Deliverance Assured(6:1-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
12 The Genealogy of Moses and Aaron(6:13-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
13 Aaron's Miraculous Rod(6:28-7:7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 7-2
14 Ten Miracles(7:8-10:29) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-2
15 Warning of the Final Plague(11:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
16 The First Passover Instituted(12:1-28) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
17 The Tenth Plague(12:29-32) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
18 The Exodus(12:33-41) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
19 Directions for the Passover(12:42-51) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
20 The Consecration of the First-born(13:1-2) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
21 The Festival of Unleavened Bread(13:3-10) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
22 The Consecration of the First-born(13:11-16) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
23 The Pillars of Cloud and Fire(13:17-22) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
24 Crossing the Red Sea(14:1-18) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
25 The Pursuers Drowned(14:19-31) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 7-4
26 The Song of Moses(15:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
27 The Song of Miriam(15:20-21) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
28 Bitter Water Made Sweet(15:22-27) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
29 Bread from Heaven(16:1-36) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
30 Water from the Rock(17:1-7) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
31 Amalek Attacks Israel and Is Defeated(17:8-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
32 Jethro's Advice(18:1-27) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
33 The Israelites Reach Mount Sinai(19:1-9) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
34 The LORD Comes Down upon Mount Sinai(19:10-19) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
35 Moses goes up to Mount Sinai(19:20-25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
36 The Ten Commandments(20:1-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-6
37 The Book of the Covenant(20:22-24:18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 7-6
38 The Blood of the Covenant(24:1-18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
39 The Command to Make the Tabernacle(25:1-31:12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
40 Sabbath Regulations(31:12-18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
41 The Golden Calf(32:1-33:6) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
42 The Tent Outside the Camp(33:7-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
43 The LORD goes with Israelites(33:12-17) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
44 The Glory of God(33:18-23) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
45 The Covenant Renewed(34:1-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
46 The shining face of Moses(34:29-35) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
47 Preparation for Constructing the Tabernacle(35:1-39:43) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
48 Construction of the Tabernacle(40:1-33) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
49 The Cloud and the Glory(40:34-38) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7

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