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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)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Jonah tries to run away from God (1:1-3)
Jonah escapes
Jonah resists to the LORD5 Jonah is reproved (4:1-11)
Jonah complains
2 Jonah's disaster (1:4-16)
People in the ship
People wish to be saved from anger of the LORD4 Conversion of Nineveh (3:1-10)
People in Nineveh

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