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

List of Literary Structures


3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes

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

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