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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Leviticus


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Offerings(1:1-3:17) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
2 Sin Offerings(4:1-5:13) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
3 Offerings With Restitution(5:14-26) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
4 Instructions Concering Sacrifices(6:1-7:10) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
5 Further Instructions(7:11-38) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
6 The Rites Of Ordination(8:1-36) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-2
7 Aaron'S Priesthood Inaugumented(9:1-24) 1-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2
8 Nadab And Abihu(10:1-20) 1-1 3-1 4-2 5-2
9 Clean And Unclean Foods, Animals(11:1-47) 1-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 5-2
10 Purification Of Women After Childbirth(12:1-8) 1-1 3-2 4-2 5-2
11 Leprosy(13:1-14:57) 1-1 3-2 4-2 5-3
12 Concerning Bodily Discharges(15:1-33) 1-1 3-2 4-2 5-3
13 The Day Of Atonment(16:1-34) 1-1 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3
14 The Slaughtering Of Animals(17:1-16) 1-1 3-2 4-3 5-3
15 Ritual And Moral Holiness(18:1-20:27) 1-1 3-2 4-3 5-3
16 The Holiness Of Priests(21:1-15) 1-1 3-2 4-3 5-4
17 Handicapped Priests(21:16-24) 1-1 3-2 3-3 4-3 5-4
18 The Use Of Holy Offerings(22:1-16) 1-1 3-3 4-3 5-4
19 Acceptable Offerings(22:17-33) 1-1 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4
20 Appointed Festivals(23:1-44) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-4
21 The Lamp And Bread(24:1-9) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
22 Blasphemy And Its Punishment(24:10-23) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
23 The Sabbatical Year And Jubilee(25:1-55) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
24 Obedience And Disobedience(26:1-46) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
25 Votive Offerings(27:1-34) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5

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