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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Zechariah


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Israel urged to repent(1:1-6) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
2 First vision(1:7-17) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
3 Second vision and third vision(2:1-6) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
4 An appeal to the exiles(2:7-17) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
5 Fourth vision(3:1-10) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-1
6 Fifth vision(4:1-14) 1-1 3-1 4-1 5-2
7 Sixth and seventh vision(5:1-11) 1-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2
8 Eighth vision(6:1-8) 1-1 3-1 4-2 5-2
9 The coronation of the branch(6:9-15) 1-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 5-2
10 Question of prophet(7:1-7) 1-1 3-2 4-2 5-2
11 Punishment for rejecting God's demands(7:8-14) 1-1 3-2 4-2 5-3
12 The promise about Zion(8:1-8) 1-1 3-2 4-2 5-3
13 The seed of peace(8:9-13) 1-1 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3
14 Judgement for peace(8:14-17) 1-1 3-2 4-3 5-3
15 Joyful fasting(8:18-23) 1-1 3-2 4-3 5-3
16 Judgment on Israel's enemies(9:1-8) 1-1 3-2 4-3 5-4
17 The coming ruler of God's people(9:9-11:3) 1-1 3-2 3-3 4-3 5-4
18 Two kinds of shepherds(11:4-17) 1-1 3-3 4-3 5-4
19 Jerusalem's victory(12:1-6) 1-1 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4
20 Mourning for the pierced one(12:7-14) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-4
21 Idolatry cut off(13:1-6) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
22 The shepherd struck, the flock scattered(13:7-9) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
23 The day of the LORD is coming(14:1-7) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
24 Fight in Jerusalem(14:8-19) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5
25 Final victory(14:20-21) 1-1 3-3 4-4 5-5

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