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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Job


List of Literary Structures


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3-1  3-2  3-3 

4-1  4-2  4-3  4-4 

5-1  5-2  5-3  5-4  5-5 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-13-13-23-34-14-24-34-45-15-25-35-45-5
1 Job's fortunes and sufferings(1:1-2:10)
2 Job's friends(2:11-13)
3 Job curses the day he was born(3:1-26)
4 First dialogue of Eliphaz and Job(4:1-7:21)
5 First dialogue of Bildad and Job(8:1-10:22)
6 First dialogue of Zophar and Job(11:1-14:22)
7 Second dialogue of Eliphaz and Job(15:1-17:16)
8 Second dialogue of Bildad and Job(18:1-19:29)
9 Second dialogue of Zophar and Job(20:1-21:34)
10 Third dialogue of Eliphaz and Job(22:1-24:25)
11 Third dialogue of Bildad and Job(25:1-26:14)
12 Words of Job(27:1-23)
13 Where wisdom is found(28:1-28)
14 Words of Job(29:1-31:40)
15 Elifu rebukes Job and Job's friend(32:1-33:33)
16 Elifu proclaims God's justice(34:1-37)
17 Elifu condemns self-righteousness(35:1-16)
18 Elifu proclaims God's majesty(36:1-37:24)
19 The LORD answers Job(38:1-39:30)
20 Words of the LORD(40:1-2)
21 Words of Job(40:3-5)
22 Words of the LORD(40:6-41:26)
23 Words of Job(42:1-6)
24 Job's friends are humiliated(42:7-10)
25 Job's fortunes(42:11-17)


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