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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Numbers


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 The first census of Israel(1:1-47) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
2 The duties of Lebites (1:48-54) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
3 The order of encampment and marching(2:1-34) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
4 The duties and census of the Levites 1(3:1-51) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
5 The duties and census of the Levites 2(4:1-49) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
6 Regulations for rituals and vow(5:1-6:27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
7 Offerings of the leaders(7:1-88) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
8 Consecration and Service of the Levites(7:89-8:26) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
9 The passover at Sinai(9:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
10 The cloud and the fire(9:15-23) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
11 The silver trumpets(10:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
12 Departure from Sinai(10:11-28) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
13 Moses and Hobab(10:29-32) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 7-2
14 The ark of the covenant(10:33-36) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-2
15 Complaining in the Desert(11:1-35) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
16 Aaron and Miriam Jealous of Moses(12:1-16) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
17 Spies sent into Canaan(13:1-24) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
18 The report of the spies(13:25-33) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
19 The People Rebel(14:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
20 Sin of rebellion(14:11-35) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
21 An Attempted Invasion is Repulsed(14:36-45) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
22 Sin offerings(15:1-31) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
23 Peanalty for violating the Sabbath(15:32-36) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
24 Fringes on graments(15:37-41) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
25 Revolt of Korah, Dathan, and Abram(16:1-17:5) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 7-4
26 Aaron saves the people(17:6-15) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
27 Aaron's Rod(17:16-28) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
28 Regulations about priests and Levitess(18:1-32) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
29 Ceremony of the Red Heifer(19:1-22) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
30 The waters of Meribah(20:1-13) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
31 Passages through Edom refused(20:14-21) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
32 The death of Aaron(20:22-29) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
33 King Arad defeated(21:1-3) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
34 The Bronze Serpent(21:4-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
35 The journey to Moab(21:10-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
36 King Sihon and King Og defeated(21:21-35) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-6
37 Balak and Balaam(22:1-40) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 7-6
38 Balaam's oracle(22:41-24:25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
39 Worship of Baal of Peor(25:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
40 A Census of the New Generation(26:1-65) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
41 The daughters of Zelophehad(27:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
42 Joshua appointed Moses' successor(27:12-23) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
43 Regulations about offerings and vow(28:1-30:17) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
44 War against Midiam(31:1-54) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
45 Counquest and division of transjordan(32:1-42) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
46 The stages of Israel's journey from Egypt(33:1-49) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
47 Orders about heritage(33:50-34:29) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
48 Cities for the Levites and Refuge(35:1-34) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
49 Marriages of female heirs(36:1-13) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7

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