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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Revelation


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


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1 Introduction(1:1-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
2 A Vision of Christ(1:8-20) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
3 The Message to Ephesus(2:1-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
4 The Message to Smyrna(2:8-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
5 The Message to Pergamum(2:12-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
6 The Message to Thyatira(2:18-29) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
7 The Message to Sardis(3:1-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
8 The Message to Philadelphia(3:7-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
9 The Message to Laodicea(3:14-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-1
10 The Heavenly Worship(4:1-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
11 The Scroll and The Lamb(5:1-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
12 Praise to God(5:8-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
13 The First Seal(6:1-2) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
14 The Second Seal(6:3-4) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
15 The Third Seal(6:5-6) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
16 The Fourth Seal(6:7-8) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 9-2
17 The Fifth Seal(6:9-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-2 9-2
18 The Sixth Seal(6:12-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-2
19 The 144000 of Israel Sealed(7:1-10) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
20 Seven Honors(7:11-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-2 9-3
21 People Who Wears White Robes(7:13-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
22 The Seventh Seal(8:1-5) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
23 The First Trumpet(8:6-7) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
24 The Second Trumpet(8:8-9) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
25 The Third Trumpet(8:10-11) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
26 The Fourth Trumpet(8:12-13) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
27 The Fifth Trumpet(9:1-12) 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-2 5-2 9-3
28 The Sixth Trumpet(9:13-16) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
29 People Who Don'T Repent(9:17-21) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
30 The Angel With The Little Scroll(10:1-3) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
31 Seven Thunders(10:4) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
32 There Shall Be No More Delay(10:5-7) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 9-4
33 John Eats a Little Scroll(10:8-11) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 9-4
34 Count Those Who Are Worshiping(11:1-4) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
35 Power of The Two Witnesses(11:5-6) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
36 Testimony of The Two Witnesses(11:7-10) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-4
37 Resurrection of The Two Witnesses(11:11-14) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
38 The Seventh Trumpet(11:15-19) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
39 The Woman and The Dragon(12:1-5) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
40 Fight With Dragon(12:6-9) 1-1 2-1 3-2 4-2 5-3 9-5
41 Voice In Heaven(12:10-12) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
42 The Dragon Is Thrown Down(12:13-14) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
43 The Woman Escapes(12:15-16) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
44 Rage of The Dragon(12:17-18) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
45 The First Beast(13:1-7) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-5
46 Endurance and Faith(13:8-10) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
47 The Second Beast(13:11-15) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
48 Number of The Beast(13:16-18) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 9-6
49 The Lamb and The 144,000(14:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 9-6
50 The Message of The Three Angels(14:6-12) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
51 Write This(14:13) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
52 Reaping The Eatrh'S Harvest(14:14-20) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
53 The Angel With The Seven Last Plagues(15:1-8) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
54 The First and Second Bowl(16:1-3) 1-1 2-2 3-2 4-3 5-4 9-6
55 The Third Bowl(16:4-7) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
56 The Fourth Bowl(16:8-9) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
57 The Fifth Bowl(16:10-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
58 The Sixth Bowl(16:12-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
59 The Seventh Bowl(16:17-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
60 Judgment on The Great Harlot(17:1-2) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 5-4 9-7
61 A Woman Seated on A Scarlet Beast(17:3-6) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
62 The Beast's True Colors(17:7-14) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
63 The Harlot's True Colors(17:15-18) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-7
64 Voice of The First Angel(18:1-3) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 9-8
65 Voice of The Second Angel(18:4-8) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-4 5-5 9-8
66 Sorrow of Kings(18:9-10) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
67 Sorrow of Merchants(18:11-17a) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
68 Sorrow of Sailors(18:17b-20) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
69 Voice of The Third Angel(18:21-24) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
70 The Rejoicing In Heaven(19:1-5) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
71 The Marriage Supper of The Lamb(19:6-10) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
72 The Rider on The White Hourse(19:11-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-8
73 The Beast and Its Armies Defeated(19:17-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
74 Satan Is Imprisoned(20:1-3) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
75 The Thousand Years(20:4-6) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
76 Satan's Doom(20:7-10) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
77 The Dead Are Judged(20:11-15) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
78 The New Heaven and The New Earth(21:1-8) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
79 Vision of The New Jerusalem(21:9-22:5) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
80 Christ's Resurrection(22:6-16) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9
81 Epilogue and Benediction(22:17-21) 1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 9-9

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