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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope13
1 Salutation(1:1-12) 1-1 3-1
2 The supremacy of Christ(1:13-22) 1-1 3-1
3 The mystery(1:23-29) 1-1 3-1
4 Walking in Christ(2:1-8) 1-1 3-2
5 Other principals and powers(2:9-15) 1-1 3-2
6 Death with Christ(2:16-23) 1-1 3-2
7 The new life in Christ(3:1-17) 1-1 3-3
8 Exhortations(3:18-4:6) 1-1 3-3
9 Final greetings(4:7-18) 1-1 3-3

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