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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Daniel


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope14
1 Four young Israerites at the Babylonian court(1:1-21) 1-1 4-1
2 Nebuchadnezzar's dream(2:1-49) 1-1 4-1
3 The fiery furnace(3:1-30) 1-1 4-1
4 Nebuchadnezzar's second dream(3:31-4:25) 1-1 4-1
5 Nebuchadnezzar's humiliation(4:26-34) 1-1 4-1 4-2
6 The writing on the wall(5:1-29) 1-1 4-2
7 Daniel in the Lion's den(6:1-29) 1-1 4-2
8 The visions of four beasts(7:1-8) 1-1 4-2
9 Judgment before the ancient one(7:9-14) 1-1 4-2 4-3
10 Daniel's visions interpreted(7:15-28) 1-1 4-3
11 Vision of a ram and a goat(8:1-14) 1-1 4-3
12 Gabriel interprets the vision(8:15-27) 1-1 4-3
13 Daniel's prayer for the people(9:1-20) 1-1 4-3 4-4
14 The seventy weeks(9:21-27) 1-1 4-4
15 Vision about the time of the end(10:1-21) 1-1 4-4
16 Angel's prophecy(11:1-45) 1-1 4-4
17 The resurrection of the dead(12:1-13) 1-1 4-4

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