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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope13
1 The word of life(1:1-4) 1-1 3-1
2 God is light(1:5-2:6) 1-1 3-1
3 A new commandment(2:7-17) 1-1 3-1
4 Warning against Antichrists(2:18-3:12) 1-1 3-2
5 Love one another(3:13-24) 1-1 3-2
6 Testing the Spirits(4:1-6) 1-1 3-2
7 God is love(4:7-5:5) 1-1 3-3
8 Testimony of God(5:6-12) 1-1 3-3
9 Epilogue(5:13-21) 1-1 3-3

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