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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Judges


List of Literary Structures


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2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

List of Pericopes


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


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