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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Judith


List of Literary Structures


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2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-12-12-23-13-23-3
1 Attack of Nebuchadnezzar(1:1-3:10)
2 Prayer of Israel(4:1-15)
3 Words of Achior(5:1-6:13)
4 Achior handed over to the Israelites(6:14-21)
5 Siege of Israel(7:1-32)
6 Persuasion of Judith(8:1-36)
7 Prayer of Judith(9:1-14)
8 Deception of Judith(10:1-12:9)
9 Death of Holofernes(12:10-13:9)
10 Return of Judith(13:11-14:10)
11 Victory of Israel(14:11-15:7)
12 Song of Judith(15:8-16:20)
13 Life of Judith(16:21-25)


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