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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Books of Samuel


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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

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