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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Tobit


List of Literary Structures


1-1 

2-1  2-2 

4-1  4-2  4-3  4-4 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-12-12-24-14-24-34-4
1 Preface(1:1-8)
2 History of Tobit(1:9-2:10)
3 Prayer of Tobit and Sarah(2:11-3:15)
4 Raphael was sent(3:16-17)
5 Departure of Tobiah(4:1-21_6:1)
6 Capture of fish(6:2-9)
7 Recommendation of marriage(6:10-18)
8 The marriage(7:1-8:3)
9 Prayer of Tobiah and Sarah(8:4-9a)
10 Gratitude of Raguel (8:9b-21)
11 Return of Tobiah(9:1-10:13)
12 Instruction of Raphael(11:1-8)
13 Recovery of Tobit(11:9-18)
14 Identity of the traveler(12:1-22)
15 Tobit's thanksgiving to God(13:1-18)
16 Tobit's final counsel(14:1-13)
17 Conclusion(14:14-15)


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