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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Epistle to the Galatians


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope13
1 Salutation(1:1-5) 1-1 3-1
2 There is no other Gospel(1:6-12) 1-1 3-1
3 Paul and the other apostles(1:13-2:14) 1-1 3-1
4 Jews and gentiles are saved by faith(2:15-21) 1-1 3-1
5 Law or faith(3:1-14) 1-1 3-1 3-2
6 The promise to Abraham(3:15-22) 1-1 3-2
7 The heir(3:23-4:7) 1-1 3-2
8 Paul reproves the Galatians(4:8-18) 1-1 3-2
9 The allegory of Hagar and Sarah(4:19-31_5:1) 1-1 3-2 3-3
10 The nature of Christian freedom(5:2-14) 1-1 3-3
11 Flesh and spirit(5:15-26) 1-1 3-3
12 Bear one another's burdens(6:1-10) 1-1 3-3
13 Final admonitions and benediction(6:11-18) 1-1 3-3

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