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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Books of Samuel


List of Literary Structures


1-1 

2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

4-1  4-2  4-3  4-4 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

9-1  9-2  9-3  9-4  9-5  9-6  9-7  9-8  9-9 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-12-12-23-13-23-34-14-24-34-45-15-25-35-45-59-19-29-39-49-59-69-79-89-9
1 Prologue Of Samuel's Birth(1S1:1-8)
2 Samuel's Birth(1S1:9-28)
3 Hannah's Prayer(1S2:1-10)
4 The Child Samuel At Shiloh(1S2:11-26)
5 Prophecy Against Eli's Household(1S2:27-36)
6 Samuel's Calling And Prophetic Activity(1S3:1-21_1S4:1a)
7 The Ark Of God Captured(1S4:1b-22)
8 The Pilistines and the Ark(1S5:1-12)
9 The Ark Returned To Israel(1S6:1-21_1S7:1)
10 Samuel At Judge(1S7:2-17)
11 Israel Demands A King(1S8:1-22)
12 Saul Chosen To Be King(1S9:1-1S10:16)
13 Saul Proclaimed King(1S10:17-27)
14 Saul Defeats The Ammonites(1S11:1-15)
15 Samuel's Farewell Address(1S12:1-25)
16 Saul's Unlawfull Sacrifice(1S13:1-23)
17 Jonathan Surprises And Routs The Philistines(1S14:1-46)
18 Saul's Continuing Wars(1S14:47-52)
19 Saul Defeats The Amalekites(1S15:1-35)
20 David Anointed As King(1S16:1-13)
21 David Plays The Lyte For Saul(1S16:14-23)
22 David And Goliath(1S17:1-58)
23 Saul Tries To Kill David(1S18:1-30)
24 David Escapes(1S19:1-24)
25 The Friendship Of David And Jonathan(1S20:1-42)
26 David and Ahimelech(1S21:1-1S22:23)
27 David at Keilah(1S23:1-14)
28 David at Ziph(1S23:15-28)
29 David Spares Saul's Life(1S24:1-23)
30 Death Of Samuel(1S25:1-44)
31 David Spares Saul's Life A Second Time(1S26:1-25)
32 David Serves King Achish Of Gath(1S27:1-12)
33 Saul Consults A Medium(1S28:1-25)
34 The Philistines Reject David(1S29:1-11)
35 David Avenges The Destruction Of Ziklag(1S30:1-31)
36 The Death Of Saul And His Sons(1S31:1-13)
37 David Mourns For Saul And Jonathan(2S1:1-27)
38 David Anointed King Of Judah(2S2:1-7)
39 The Battle Of Gideon(2S2:8-32_2S3:1)
40 Birth Of David's Son At Hebron(2S3:2-5)
41 Abner Defects To David(2S3:6-21c)
42 Abner Id Killed By Joab(2S3:21d-39)
43 Ishbaal Assassinated(2S4:1-12)
44 David Anointed King Of All Israel(2S5:1-5)
45 Jerusalem Made Capital Of The United Kingdom(2S5:6-12)
46 Birth Of David's Son At Jerusalem(2S5:13-16)
47 Philistine Attack Repulsed(2S5:17-25)
48 David Brings The Ark To Jerusalem(2S6:1-15)
49 Michal Despises(2S6:16-23)
50 God's Covenant With David(2S7:1-17)
51 David's Prayer(2S7:18-29)
52 David's Wars(2S8:1-14)
53 David's Officers(2S8:15-18)
54 David's Kindness To Mephibosheth(2S9:1-13)
55 The Ammonites And Arameans Are Defeated(2S10:1-19)
56 David Commits Adultery With Bathsheba(2S11:1-27)
57 Nathan Condemns David(2S12:1-14)
58 Solomon Is Born(2S12:15-25)
59 The Ammonites Crushed(2S12:26-31)
60 Amnon And Tamar(2S13:1-22)
61 Absalom Avenges The Violation Of His Sister(2S13:23-2S14:33)
62 Absalom Usurps The Throne(2S15:1-12)
63 David Flees From Jerusalem(2S15:13-29)
64 Hushai Becomes David's Spy(2S15:30-37)
65 David's Adversaries(2S16:1-14)
66 The Counsel Of Ahithophel(2S16:15-2S17:26)
67 Preparation For War(2S17:27-2S18:5)
68 The Defeat And Death Of Absalom(2S18:6-18)
69 David Hears Of Absalom's Death(2S18:19-2S19:9b)
70 David Recalled To Jerusalem(2S19:9c-15)
71 Simei, Mephibosheth(2S19:16-31)
72 Barzillai(2S19:32-40)
73 Israel And Judah(2S19:41-44)
74 The Rebellion Of Sheba(2S20:1-22)
75 David's Officers(2S20:23-26)
76 David Avenges The Gibeonites(2S21:1-14)
77 Exploits Of David's Men(2S21:15-22)
78 David's Song Of Thanksgiving(2S22:1-51)
79 The Last Words Of David(2S23:1-7)
80 David's Mighty Men(2S23:8-39)
81 David's Census Of Israel And Judah(2S24:1-25)


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