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

List of Literary Structures


3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes

1 Salutation(1:1-11)
2 Paul's present circumstances(1:12-30)
3 Imitating Christ's humility(2:1-11)
4 Shining as lights in the world(2:12-18)
5 Timothy and Epaphroditus(2:19-30)
6 Breaking with the past(3:1-16)
7 Pressing toward the goal(3:17-21_4:1)
8 Exhortations(4:2-9)
9 Final greeting and benediction(4:10-23)

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