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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Hosea


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope134
1 The family of Hosea(1:1-9) 1-1 3-1 4-1
2 Betrayal of Israel(2:1-15) 1-1 3-1 4-1
3 Salvation of Israel(2:16-25) 1-1 3-1 4-1
4 Further assurance of God's redeeming love(3:1-5) 1-1 3-1 4-1 4-2
5 The idolatry of Israel(4:1-5:7) 1-1 3-1 3-2 4-2
6 Sin and punishment of war(5:8-6:11) 1-1 3-2 4-2
7 Futil reliance on the nations(7:1-12) 1-1 3-2 4-2 4-3
8 Israel's apostasy(7:13-8:14) 1-1 3-2 4-3
9 Sin at Baal-peor and Gilgal(9:1-17) 1-1 3-2 3-3 4-3
10 Israel's sin and captivity(10:1-15) 1-1 3-3 4-3 4-4
11 God's compassion despite Israel's ingratitude(11:1-11) 1-1 3-3 4-4
12 The history of rebellion(12:1-14_14:1) 1-1 3-3 4-4
13 Assurance of forgiveness(14:2-10) 1-1 3-3 4-4

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