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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope14
1 God has spoken by his son(1:1-14) 1-1 4-1
2 Warning to pay attention(2:1-18) 1-1 4-1
3 Moses a servant, Christ a son(3:1-6) 1-1 4-1
4 Warning against unbelief(3:7-19) 1-1 4-1
5 The rest that God promised(4:1-13) 1-1 4-1 4-2
6 Juseus the great high priest(4:14-5:10) 1-1 4-2
7 Warning against falling away(5:11-6:12) 1-1 4-2
8 The certainty of God's promise(6:13-7:10) 1-1 4-2
9 The priestly order of Melchizedek(7:11-28) 1-1 4-2 4-3
10 Mediator of a better covenant(8:1-13) 1-1 4-3
11 The earthly and the heavenly sanctuaries(9:1-22) 1-1 4-3
12 Christ's sacrifice takes away sin(9:23-28) 1-1 4-3
13 Christ's sacrifice once for all(10:1-18) 1-1 4-3 4-4
14 A call to persevere(10:19-39) 1-1 4-4
15 Faith(11:1-40) 1-1 4-4
16 Warning against rejecting God's grace(12:1-29) 1-1 4-4
17 Service well-pleasing to God(13:1-25) 1-1 4-4

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