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

List of Literary Structures


3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes

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

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