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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Books of Kings


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 The struggle for the succession(1K1:1-21)
2 The accession of Solomon(1K1:22-40)
3 Fear of Adonijah(1K1:41-53)
4 Death of David(1K2:1-46)
5 Solomon's wisdom(1K3:1-28)
6 Magnificense of Solomon's rule(1K4:1-1K5:14)
7 Preparation for the Temple(1K5:15-32)
8 Solomon builds the Temple(1K6:1-38)
9 Solomon's palace and other buildings(1K7:1-12)
10 Products of Hiram the bronzeworker(1K7:13-51)
11 Dedication of the Temple(1K8:1-53)
12 Solomon blesses the assembly(1K8:54-66)
13 God appears again to Solomon(1K9:1-9)
14 Other acts of Solomon(1K9:10-28)
15 Visits of the queen of Sheba(1K10:1-13)
16 Wealth of Solomon(1K10:14-29)
17 Solomon's erros(1K11:1-43)
18 The northern tribes secede(1K12:1-19)
19 A man of God from Judah(1K12:20-1K13:34)
20 Judgment on the house of Jeroboam(1K14:1-20)
21 Rehoboam reigns over Judah(1K14:21-31)
22 Abijam reigns over Judah(1K15:1-8)
23 Asa reigns over Judah(1K15:9-24)
24 Nadab reigns over Israel(1K15:25-32)
25 Bassha reigns over Israel(1K15:33-1K16:7)
26 Elah reigns over Israel(1K16:8-14)
27 Zimri reigns over Israel(1K16:15-22)
28 Omri reigns over israel(1K16:23-28)
29 Ahab reigns over Israel(1K16:29-34)
30 Elijah predicts a drought(1K17:1-24)
31 Elijah's message to Ahab(1K18:1-15)
32 Elijah's triumph over the priests of Baal(1K18:16-40)
33 The drought ends(1K18:41-46)
34 Elijah flees from Jezebel(1K19:1-21)
35 Ahab's woars with the Arameans(1K20:1-43)
36 Naboth's vineyard(1K21:1-29)
37 Defeat and death of Ahab(1K22:1-40)
38 Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah(1K22:41-51)
39 Ahaziah reigns over Israel(1K22:52-54)
40 Elijah denounces Ahaziah(2K1:1-18)
41 Elisha secceeds Elijah(2K2:1-25)
42 Jehoram reigns over Israel(2K3:1-27)
43 Elisha performs miracles(2K4:1-2K6:7)
44 The Aramean attack is thwarted(2K6:8-2K7:20)
45 Elisha performs miracles(2K8:1-15)
46 Jehoram reigns over Judah(2K8:16-24)
47 Ahaziah reigns over Judah(2K8:25-29)
48 Rebellion of Jefu (2K9:1-37)
49 Slaughter of worshipers of Baal(2K10:1-36)
50 Athaliah and Jehoiada(2K11:1-20_2K12:1)
51 Joash reigns over Judah(2K12:2-22)
52 Jehoahaz reigns over Israel(2K13:1-9)
53 Jehoash reigns over Israel(2K13:10-13)
54 Death of Elisha(2K13:14-21)
55 Israel recaptures cities from Aram(2K13:22-25)
56 Amaziah reigns over Judah(2K14:1-22)
57 Jeroboam II reigns over Israel(2K14:23-29)
58 Azariah reigns over Judah(2K15:1-7)
59 Zechariah reigns over Israel(2K15:8-12)
60 Shallum reigns over Israel(2K15:13-16)
61 Menahem reigns over Israel(2K15:17-22)
62 Pekahiah reigns over Israel(2K15:23-26)
63 Pekah reigns over Israel(2K15:27-31)
64 Jotham reigns over Judah(2K15:32-38)
65 Ahaz reigns over Judah(2K16:1-20)
66 Hoshea reigns over Israel(2K17:1-6)
67 Israel carried captive to Assyria(2K17:7-41)
68 Hezekiah's reign over Judah(2K18:1-16)
69 Sennacherib invades Judah(2K18:17-2K19:37)
70 Hezekiah's illness(2K20:1-21)
71 Manasseh reigns over Judah(2K21:1-18)
72 Amon reigns over Judah(2K21:19-26)
73 Josiah reigns over Judah(2K22:1-20)
74 Josiah's reformation(2K23:1-30)
75 Reign and capitivity of Jehoahaz(2K23:31-35)
76 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah(2K23:36-2K24:7)
77 Reign and capitivity of Jehoiachin(2K24:8-17)
78 Zedekiah reigns over Judah(2K24:18-2K25:7)
79 The fall and captivity of Judah(2K25:8-21)
80 Gedaliah made governor of Judah(2K25:22-26)
81 Jehoiachin released from prison(2K25:27-30)


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