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

List of Literary Structures


List of Pericopes

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

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