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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Judges


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Israel's failure to complete the conquest of Canaan(1:1-36) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
2 Israel's unfaithfulness(2:1-3:6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
3 Othniel(3:7-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
4 Ehud(3:12-30) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
5 Shamgar(3:31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
6 Deborah and Barak(4:1-5:31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1
7 The Song of Deborah(5:1-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-1 5-2
8 The call of Gideon(6:1-24) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-2
9 Gideon destroys the altar of Baal(6:25-32) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-2
10 The sign of the Fleece(6:33-7:8) 1-1 2-1 3-1 5-2
11 Gideon surprises and routs the Midianites(7:1-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 5-2
12 Gideon and Ephraim(8:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-2
13 Gideon's vengeance(8:4-21) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-2 5-3
14 Gideon's idolatry(8:22-28) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-3
15 Death of Gideon(8:29-35) 1-1 2-1 3-2 5-3
16 The downfall of Abimelech(9:1-57) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 5-3
17 Tola(10:1-2) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-3
18 Jair(10:3-5) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-3
19 Oppression by the Ammonites(10:6-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-3 5-4
20 Jephthah(10:17-12:7) 1-1 2-2 3-2 5-4
21 Ibzan(12:8-10) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 5-4
22 Elon(12:11-12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4
23 Abdon(12:13-15) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4
24 The prophecy of Samson's birth(13:1-25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4
25 Samson's marriage(14:1-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-4 5-5
26 Samson and three hundred foxes(15:1-8) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
27 Samson defeats the Philistines(15:9-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
28 Samson and Delilah(16:1-22) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
29 Samson's death(16:23-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
30 The migration of Dan(17:1-18:31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5
31 Gibeah's crime(19:1-21:25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 5-5

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