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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Deuteronomy


List of Literary Structures


1-1 

2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

4-1  4-2  4-3  4-4 

7-1  7-2  7-3  7-4  7-5  7-6  7-7 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-12-12-23-13-23-34-14-24-34-47-17-27-37-47-57-67-7
1 Events at Horeb recalled(1:1-8)
2 Appointment of Tribal Leaders(1:9-18)
3 Israel's refusal to enter the Land(1:19-33)
4 The penalty for Israel's rebellion(1:34-45)
5 The desert years(1:46-2:25)
6 Defeat of king Sihon(2:26-37)
7 The land of king Sihon and Og(3:1-22)
8 Moses views Canaan from Pisgah(3:23-29)
9 Exhortation to keep the law(4:1-14)
10 Against idolatry(4:15-31)
11 Mighty acts of God(4:32-40)
12 Cities of refuge East of the Jordan(4:41-43)
13 Transition to the second address(4:44-49)
14 The ten commandments(5:1-22)
15 Moses the mediator of God's will(5:23-33)
16 Don't forget the Lord(6:1-9)
17 Caution against disobedience(6:10-25)
18 Destroy them(7:1-5)
19 God chooses Israelites(7:6-15)
20 Don't be afraid(7:16-26)
21 God's care in the wilderness(8:1-20)
22 Warning about perish(9:1-6)
23 The consequences of rebelling against God(9:7-29)
24 The second pair of tablets(10:1-11)
25 The essence of the law(10:12-22)
26 Great deeds of the Lord(11:1-9)
27 Blessings and curses(11:10-32)
28 Correct place for worship(12:1-12)
29 A prescribed place of worship(12:13-28)
30 Slaughtering animals(12:29-13:19)
31 Regulations(14:1-25:16)
32 Destroy Amalek(25:17-19)
33 First fruits and tithes(26:1-15)
34 Concluding exhortation(26:16-19)
35 The inscribed stones and altar on Mount Ebal(27:1-10)
36 Twelve curses(27:11-26)
37 Blessings for obedience and warnings against disobedience(28:1-46)
38 Warning against descendants(28:47-68)
39 The covenant renewed in Moab(28:69-29:28)
40 With heart and soul(30:1-14)
41 Life and death(30:15-20)
42 Joshua becomes Moses' successor(31:1-8)
43 The law to be read every seventh year(31:9-13)
44 Introduction to Song of Moses(31:14-23)
45 Moses prepares to recite his song(31:24-29)
46 The song of Moses(31:30-32:44)
47 Moses' death foretold(32:45-52)
48 Moses' blessing on Israel(33:1-29)
49 Israel mourns the death of Moses(34:1-12)


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