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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of First Epistle to Timothy


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope13
1 Warning against false teachers(1:1-11) 1-1 3-1
2 Gratitude for mercy(1:12-20) 1-1 3-1
3 Instructions concerning prayer(2:1-15) 1-1 3-1
4 Qualifications of bishops and deacons(3:1-13) 1-1 3-2
5 False asceticism(3:14-4:5) 1-1 3-2
6 A good minister of Jesus Christ(4:6-16) 1-1 3-2
7 Duties toward believers(5:1-6:2) 1-1 3-3
8 False teaching and true riches(6:3-10) 1-1 3-3
9 The good fight of faith(6:11-21) 1-1 3-3

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