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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Ruth


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope1
1 Elimelech's family goes to Moab(1:1-5) 1-1
2 Naomi and her Moabite daughter-in-law(1:6-22) 1-1
3 Ruth meets Boaz(2:1-23) 1-1
4 Engagement(3:1-18) 1-1
5 Negotiation(4:1-10) 1-1
6 The marriage of Boaz and Ruth(4:11-17) 1-1
7 The genealogy of David(4:18-22) 1-1

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