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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Jeremiah


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 Introduction(1:1-3)
2 Jeremiah's call and commission(1:4-19)
3 God pleads with Israel to repent(2:1-3:5)
4 A call to repentance(3:6-13)
5 Return to Zion(3:14-18)
6 A call to repentance(3:19-4:4)
7 Invasion and desolation of Judah threatened(4:5-31)
8 The utter corruption of God's people(5:1-31)
9 The imminence and horror of the invasion(6:1-30)
10 Jeremiah proclaims God's judgment on the nation(7:1-15)
11 The people's disobedience(7:16-8:3)
12 The prophet perversity of the whole nation(8:4-9:5)
13 The prophet mourns for the people(9:6-25)
14 Idolatory has brought ruin on Israel(10:1-16)
15 The coming exile(10:17-25)
16 Israel and Judah have broken the covenant(11:1-17)
17 Jeremiah complains to God(11:18-12:6)
18 God replies to Jeremiah(12:7-17)
19 The linen loincloth(13:1-14)
20 Exile threatened(13:15-27)
21 The great drought(14:1-22)
22 Punishment is inevitable(15:1-9)
23 Jeremiah complains again and is reassured(15:10-21)
24 Jeremiah's celibacy and message(16:1-13)
25 God will restore Israel(16:14-21)
26 Judah's sin and punishment(17:1-13)
27 Jeremiah prays for vindication(17:14-18)
28 Hallow the sabbath day(17:19-27)
29 The potter and the clay(18:1-17)
30 A plot against Jeremiah(18:18-23)
31 The broken earthenware jug(19:1-15)
32 Jeremiah persecuted by Pashhur(20:1-6)
33 Jeremiah denounces his persecutors(20:7-18)
34 Jerusalem will fall to Nebuchadrezzar(21:1-14)
35 Exhortation to repent(22:1-30)
36 Restoration after exile(23:1-8)
37 False prophets of hope denounced(23:9-40)
38 The good and the bad figs(24:1-10)
39 The Babylonian captivity foretold(25:1-14)
40 The cup of God's wrath(25:15-38)
41 Jeremiah's prophecies in the temple(26:1-19)
42 Death of Uriah(26:20-24)
43 The sign of the yoke(27:1-22)
44 Hananiah opposes Jeremiah and dies(28:1-17)
45 Restoration promised(29:1-23)
46 The letter of Shemaiah(29:24-32)
47 Distress and salvation of Jacob(30:1-24)
48 The joyful return of the exiles(31:1-26)
49 A new covenant(31:27-40)
50 Jeremiah is imprisoned(32:1-5)
51 Jeremiah buys a field during the siege(32:6-15)
52 Jeremiah prays for understanding(32:16-25)
53 God's assurace of the people's return(32:26-44)
54 Healing after punishment(33:1-18)
55 Covenant with David(33:19-26)
56 Death in captivity predicted for Zedekiah(34:1-7)
57 Treacherous treatment of slaves(34:8-22)
58 The rechabites commended(35:1-19)
59 The scroll read in the temple(36:1-32)
60 Jeremiah is imprisoned(37:1-21)
61 Jeremiah in the cistern(38:1-13)
62 Zedekiah consults Jeremiah again(38:14-28)
63 The fall of Jerusalem(39:1-14)
64 Jeremiah, set free, remembers Ebed-melech(39:15-18)
65 Jeremiah is released(40:1-6)
66 Jeremiah with Gedaliah the governor(40:7-16)
67 Insurrection against Gedaliah(41:1-18)
68 Jeremiah advises survivors not to migrate(42:1-22)
69 Escape to Egypt(43:1-7)
70 Jeremiah warns of judgment(43:8-13)
71 Denunciation of persistent idolatry(44:1-30)
72 A word of comfort to Baruch(45:1-5)
73 Judgment on Egypt(46:1-12)
74 Babylonia will strike Egypt(46:13-28)
75 Judgment on nations(47:1-49:33)
76 Judgment on Elam(49:34-39)
77 Judgment on Babylon(50:1-51:58)
78 Jeremiah's command to Seraiah(51:59-64)
79 The reign of Zedekiah(52:1-11)
80 The destruction of Jerusalem(52:12-30)
81 Jehoiachin favored in captivity(52:31-34)


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