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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Jonah

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of whole text


1 Jonah tries to run away from God(1:1-3)
  2 Jonah's disaster(1:4-16)
    3 A psalm of thanksgiving(2:1-11)
  4 Conversion of Nineveh(3:1-10)
5 Jonah is reproved(4:1-11)
LocationRelationFormer halfLatter half
1-5Jonah resists to the LORDJonah escapesJonah complains
2-4People wish to be saved from anger of the LORDPeople in the shipPeople in Nineveh

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