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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Deuteronomy


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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

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