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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Books of Chronicles


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


1 and 2 Chronicles were not separated in original Hebrew version.
The text can be divided in 81 (9 x 9) pericopes. This text includes, one 40 paired (81 pericopes) whole concentric structure, divided in two 20 paired concentric structures, divided in three 13 paired concentric structures, divided in four 10 paired concentric structures, divided in five 8 paired concentric structures, divided in nine 4 paired concentric structures.

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1 Genealogy of Adam (1Ch1:1-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
2 Genealogy of Abraham (1Ch1:28-34) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
3 Kings in Edom (1Ch1:35-54) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
4 Genealogy of children of Israel (1Ch2:1-1Ch8:40) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
5 Genealogy of Israel after the captivity (1Ch9:1-44) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
6 Death of Saul and his sons (1Ch10:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
7 David anointed king of all Israel (1Ch11:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
8 Jerusalem (1Ch11:4-9) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
9 David's mighty men (1Ch11:10-47) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
10 David's followers in the wilderness (1Ch12:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
11 David's army at Hebron (1Ch12:23-41) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
12 The Ark brought from Kiriath-jearim (1Ch13:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
13 Envoys of Hiram (1Ch14:1-2) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
14 David's sons (1Ch14:3-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
15 Defeat of the Philistines (1Ch14:8-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
16 The Ark brought to Jerusalem (1Ch15:1-24) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
17 The Ark placed in the tent (1Ch15:25-1Ch16:7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 9-2
18 David's psalm of thanksgiving (1Ch16:8-36) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-2
19 Regular worship maintained (1Ch16:37-45) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
20 God's covenant with David (1Ch17:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
21 David's prayer (1Ch17:16-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
22 Wars against foreign countries (1Ch18:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
23 David's administration (1Ch18:14-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
24 Defeats of Ammonites and Arameans (1Ch19:1-19) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
25 Siege and capture of Rabbah (1Ch20:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
26 Wars against Rapha (1Ch20:4-8) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
27 The census and plague (1Ch21:1-30) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
28 David prepares to build the temple (1Ch22:1-19) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
29 Families of the Levites and their functions (1Ch23:1-1Ch27:34) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
30 Solomon instructed to build the temple (1Ch28:1-21) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
31 Offerings for building the temple (1Ch29:1-20) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
32 Solomon anointed King (1Ch29:21-25) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
33 Reign of David (1Ch29:26-30) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 9-4
34 Solomon's wisdom (2Ch1:1-17) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
35 Preparation for building the temple (2Ch1:18-2Ch2:17) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
36 Solomon build the temple (2Ch3:1-2Ch4:22) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
37 The ark brought into the temple (2Ch5:1-2Ch6:2) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
38 Dedication of the temple (2Ch6:3-11) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
39 Solomon's prayer of dedication (2Ch6:12-42) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
40 Solomon dedicates the temple (2Ch7:1-11) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
41 The words of the LORD (2Ch7:12-22) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
42 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch8:1-18) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
43 The queen of Sheba (2Ch9:1-12) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
44 Solomon's great wealth (2Ch9:13-31) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
45 The revolt against Rehoboam (2Ch10:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
46 Political measures of Rehoboam (2Ch11:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
47 Rehoboam's marriages (2Ch11:18-23) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
48 Egypt attacks Judah (2Ch12:1-12) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
49 Reign of Rehoboam (2Ch12:13-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 9-6
50 Abijah (2Ch13:1-22) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
51 Asa (2Ch13:23-2Ch14:6) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
52 Ethiopian invasion repulsed (2Ch14:7-14) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
53 The Reforms of Asa (2Ch15:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
54 Invasion of Israel (2Ch16:1-14) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
55 Jehoshaphat (2Ch17:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
56 Prophecy of Micaiah (2Ch18:1-34) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
57 The Reforms of Jehoshaphat (2Ch19:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
58 Invasion from the east (2Ch20:1-30) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
59 Reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch20:31-37) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
60 Jehoram killed his brothers (2Ch21:1-4) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
61 Jehoram (2Ch21:5-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
62 Ahaziah (2Ch22:1-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
63 Athaliah seizes the throne (2Ch22:10-12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
64 Athaliah (2Ch23:1-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-8
65 The Reforms of Joash (2Ch24:1-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 9-8
66 Apostasy of Joash (2Ch24:17-27) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
67 Amaziah (2Ch25:1-2Ch26:2) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
68 Uzziah (2Ch26:3-23) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
69 Jotham (2Ch27:1-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
70 Ahaz (2Ch28:1-27) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
71 Hezekiah (2Ch29:1-2Ch31:21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
72 Sennacherib's invasion (2Ch32:1-33) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
73 Manasseh (2Ch33:1-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
74 Amon (2Ch33:21-25) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
75 Josiah (2Ch34:1-2Ch35:19) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
76 Neco's invasion (2Ch35:20-27_2Ch36:1) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
77 Jehoahaz (2Ch36:2-4) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
78 Jehoiakim (2Ch36:5-8) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
79 Jehoiachin (2Ch36:9-10) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
80 Zedekiah (2Ch36:11-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
81 Cyrus (2Ch36:22-23) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9

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