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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Judith


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope123
1 Attack of Nebuchadnezzar(1:1-3:10) 1-1 2-1 3-1
2 Prayer of Israel(4:1-15) 1-1 2-1 3-1
3 Words of Achior(5:1-6:13) 1-1 2-1 3-1
4 Achior handed over to the Israelites(6:14-21) 1-1 2-1 3-1
5 Siege of Israel(7:1-32) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2
6 Persuasion of Judith(8:1-36) 1-1 2-1 3-2
7 Prayer of Judith(9:1-14) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2
8 Deception of Judith(10:1-12:9) 1-1 2-2 3-2
9 Death of Holofernes(12:10-13:9) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3
10 Return of Judith(13:11-14:10) 1-1 2-2 3-3
11 Victory of Israel(14:11-15:7) 1-1 2-2 3-3
12 Song of Judith(15:8-16:20) 1-1 2-2 3-3
13 Life of Judith(16:21-25) 1-1 2-2 3-3

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