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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Tobit


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope124
1 Preface (1:1-8) 1-1 2-1 4-1
2 History of Tobit (1:9-2:10) 1-1 2-1 4-1
3 Prayer of Tobit and Sarah (2:11-3:15) 1-1 2-1 4-1
4 Raphael was sent (3:16-17) 1-1 2-1 4-1
5 Departure of Tobiah (4:1-21_6:1) 1-1 2-1 4-1 4-2
6 Capture of fish (6:2-9) 1-1 2-1 4-2
7 Recommendation of marriage (6:10-18) 1-1 2-1 4-2
8 The marriage (7:1-8:3) 1-1 2-1 4-2
9 Prayer of Tobiah and Sarah (8:4-9a) 1-1 2-1 2-2 4-2 4-3
10 Gratitude of Raguel (8:9b-21) 1-1 2-2 4-3
11 Return of Tobiah (9:1-10:13) 1-1 2-2 4-3
12 Instruction of Raphael (11:1-8) 1-1 2-2 4-3
13 Recovery of Tobit (11:9-18) 1-1 2-2 4-3 4-4
14 Identity of the traveler (12:1-22) 1-1 2-2 4-4
15 Tobit's thanksgiving to God (13:1-18) 1-1 2-2 4-4
16 Tobit's final counsel (14:1-13) 1-1 2-2 4-4
17 Conclusion (14:14-15) 1-1 2-2 4-4

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