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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Acts of the Apostles


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 The Ascension of Jesus(1:1-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
2 Mathias chosen to replace Judas(1:12-26) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
3 The coming of the Holy Spirit(2:1-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
4 Peter addresses the crowd(2:14-39) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
5 Life among the believers(2:40-47) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
6 Peter heals a crippled beggar(3:1-4:4) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
7 Peter and John before the council(4:5-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-1
8 The believers pray for boldness(4:23-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
9 The believers share their possessions(4:32-37) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
10 Ananias and Sapphira(5:1-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
11 The apostles are persecuted(5:12-42) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
12 Seven chosen to serve(6:1-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 7-2
13 Stephen's speech to the council(6:8-7:60) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 7-2
14 Saul persecutes the church(8:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-2
15 Philip preaches in Samaria(8:4-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
16 Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch(8:26-40) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 7-3
17 The conversion of Saul(9:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
18 Saul in Jerusalem(9:23-31) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
19 Peter in Lydda and Joppa(9:32-43) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
20 A vision of Cornelius(10:1-23) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
21 Peter goes to the house of Cornelius(10:24-48) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-3
22 Peter's report to the church at Jerusalem(11:1-18) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
23 Barnabas goes to Antioch(11:19-24) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
24 The church in Antioch(11:25-30) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4
25 Peter delivered from prison(12:1-24) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 7-4
26 Barnabas and Saul commissioned(12:25-13:13) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
27 Paul and Barnabas in Antioch of Pisidia(13:14-49) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
28 Paul and Barnabas in Lystra and Derbe(13:50-14:28) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-4
29 The council at Jerusalem(15:1-16:5) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
30 Paul's vision of the man of Macedonia(16:6-10) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
31 Paul and Silas in prison(16:11-40) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
32 The uproar in Thessalonica(17:1-15) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 7-5
33 Paul in Athens(17:16-34) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
34 Paul in Corinth(18:1-23) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
35 Paul in Ephesus(18:24-19:20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-5
36 The riot in Ephesus(19:21-20:2) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 7-6
37 Paul's farewell visit to Troas(20:3-14) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 7-6
38 The voyage from Troas to Miletus(20:15-38) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
39 Paul goes to Jerusalem(21:1-17) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
40 Paul visits James at Jerusalem(21:18-26) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
41 Paul tells of his conversion(21:27-23:10) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
42 The plot to kill Paul(23:11-35) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-6
43 Paul before Felix at Caesarea(24:1-26) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
44 Paul appeals to the emoperor(24:27-25:12) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
45 Festus consults king Agrippa(25:13-22) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
46 Paul defends himself before Agrippa(25:23-26:32) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
47 The storm at sea(27:1-44) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
48 Paul on the Island of Malta(28:1-15) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7
49 Paul preaches in Rome(28:16-31) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 7-7

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