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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Joshua


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 God's commission to Joshua(1:1-18) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
2 Spies sent to Jericho(2:1-24) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
3 Israel crosses the Jordan(3:1-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
4 Twelve stones set up at Gilgal(4:1-24_5:1) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
5 The new generation circumcised(5:2-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
6 The Passover(5:10-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
7 Joshua's vision(5:13-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1 5-2
8 Jerico taken and destroyed(6:1-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-2
9 Curse of Joshua(6:26-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-2
10 The sin of Achan and its punishment(7:1-26) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-2
11 Ai captured by a stratagem and destroyed(8:1-29) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 5-2
12 Joshua renews the covenant(8:30-35) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-2
13 The Gibeonites save themselves by trickery(9:1-27) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-2 5-3
14 Five kings defeated(10:1-43) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-3
15 The united kings of northern Canaan defeated(11:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-3
16 Summary of Joshua's conquests(11:16-23) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 5-3
17 The kings conquered by Moses and Joshua(12:1-24) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-3
18 The parts of Canaan still unconquered(13:1-7) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-3
19 The territory east of the Jordan(13:8-14) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-3 5-4
20 The territory of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh(13:15-33) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-4
21 The distribution of territory west of the Jordan(14:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 5-4
22 The territory of Judah(14:6-15:63) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4
23 The territory of Ephraim and Manasseh(16:1-17:18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4
24 The territories ofn the remaining tribes(18:1-19:51) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4
25 The cities of refuge(20:1-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4 5-5
26 Cities allotted to Levities(21:1-45) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
27 The eastern tribes return to their terittory(22:1-8) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
28 The Altar of the Eastern tribes(22:9-34) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
29 Joshua exhorts the people(23:1-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
30 The tribes renew the covenant(24:1-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
31 Death of Joshua and Eleazar(24:29-33) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5

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