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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Obadiah

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]  Obad 1:1-21
  A(1:1)  Up! let us go to war against him! (1:1)
    B(1:2-9)    all on Mount Esau are destroyed (1:9)
      C(1:10-16)      Gaze not upon the day of your brother, the day of his disaster (1:12)
    B'(1:17-18)    none shall survive of the house of Esau (1:18)
  A'(1:19-21)  And saviors shall ascend Mount Zion to rule the mount of Esau (1:21)

    A: War against Edom. B: Esau are destroyed. C: Disaster of the brother.


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