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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Ezekiel


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 The calling of Ezekiel(1:1-3:15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
2 Ezekiel at the river Chebar(3:16-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
3 Defiled bread(4:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
4 Hair and beard(4:16-5:17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
5 Judgment on idolatrous Israel(6:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
6 Impending disaster(7:1-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
7 Abominations in the temple(8:1-18) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
8 The slaughter of the idolaters(9:1-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
9 God's glory leaves Jerusalem(10:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
10 God will restore Israel(11:1-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
11 Judah's captivity portrayed(12:1-28) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
12 False prophets condemned(13:1-23) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
13 God's judgment justified(14:1-15:8) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 7-2
14 God's faithless bride(16:1-63) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-2
15 The two eagles and the vine(17:1-24) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
16 Individual retribution(18:1-32) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
17 Israel degraded(19:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
18 Israel's continuing rebellion(20:1-44) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
19 The drawn sword of God(21:1-12) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
20 The sword is doubled and tripled(21:13-22) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
21 Road of the sword(21:23-37) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
22 The blood city(22:1-31) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
23 Oholah and Oholibah(23:1-49) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
24 The boiling pot(24:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
25 Ezekiel's bereavement(24:15-27) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 7-4
26 Proclamation against Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia(25:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
27 Proclamation against Tyre and Sidon(26:1-28:26) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
28 Proclamation against Egypt(29:1-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
29 Babylonia will plunder Egypt(29:17-30:19) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
30 Proclamation against Pharaoh(30:20-26) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
31 The lofty cedar(31:1-18) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
32 Lamentation over Pharaoh and Egypt(32:1-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
33 Dirge over Egypt(32:17-32) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
34 Ezekiel Israel's sentry(33:1-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
35 The fall of Jerusalem(33:21-33) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
36 Israel's false shepherds(34:1-10) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-6
37 God, the true shepherd(34:11-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 7-6
38 Judgment on Mount Seir(35:1-36:15) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
39 The renewal of Israel(36:16-38) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
40 The valley of dry bones(37:1-14) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
41 The two sticks(37:15-28) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
42 Invasion by Gog(38:1-39:29) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
43 The vision of the new temple(40:1-42:20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
44 The divine glory returns to the temple(43:1-44:3) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
45 The Levitical priests(44:4-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
46 The holy district(45:1-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
47 Festivals and offerings(45:10-46:18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
48 Water flowing from the temple(46:19-47:12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
49 The new boundaries of the land(47:13-48:34) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7

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