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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of First Epistle to the Thessalonians


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope1
1 The Thessalonians' faith and example(1:1-10) 1-1
2 Paul's ministry in Thessalonica(2:1-16) 1-1
3 Palu's desire to visit the Thessalonians again(2:17-3:13) 1-1
4 A life pleasing to God(4:1-12) 1-1
5 Resurrection of dead(4:13-18) 1-1
6 The coming of the Lord(5:1-11) 1-1
7 Final exhortations(5:12-28) 1-1

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