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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope13
1 Salutation(1:1-11) 1-1 3-1
2 Paul's present circumstances(1:12-30) 1-1 3-1
3 Imitating Christ's humility(2:1-11) 1-1 3-1
4 Shining as lights in the world(2:12-18) 1-1 3-2
5 Timothy and Epaphroditus(2:19-30) 1-1 3-2
6 Breaking with the past(3:1-16) 1-1 3-2
7 Pressing toward the goal(3:17-21_4:1) 1-1 3-3
8 Exhortations(4:2-9) 1-1 3-3
9 Final greeting and benediction(4:10-23) 1-1 3-3

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