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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of First Epistle of John

List of Literary Structures


3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes

1 The word of life(1:1-4)
2 God is light(1:5-2:6)
3 A new commandment(2:7-17)
4 Warning against Antichrists(2:18-3:12)
5 Love one another(3:13-24)
6 Testing the Spirits(4:1-6)
7 God is love(4:7-5:5)
8 Testimony of God(5:6-12)
9 Epilogue(5:13-21)

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