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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Esther in Greek


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope123
1 Dream of Mordecai (A:1-17) 1-1 2-1 3-1
2 Banquet of the king (1:1-9) 1-1 2-1 3-1
3 Abdication of queen (1:10-2:4) 1-1 2-1 3-1
4 Esther becomes queen (2:5-23) 1-1 2-1 3-1
5 Haman undertakes to destroy the Jews (3:1-3:15) 1-1 2-1 3-1
6 Esther agrees to help the Jews (4:1-C:30) 1-1 2-1 3-2
7 Esther's banquet (D:1-5:14) 1-1 2-1 3-2
8 The honor of Mordecai (6:1-14) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2
9 Haman's downfall (7:1-10) 1-1 2-2 3-2
10 Esther saves the Jews (8:1-8) 1-1 2-2 3-2
11 Pleasure of Jews (8:9-8:17) 1-1 2-2 3-3
12 Destruction of the Enemies of the Jews (9:1-19) 1-1 2-2 3-3
13 The feast of Purim inaugurated (9:20-32) 1-1 2-2 3-3
14 The honor of Mordecai (10:1-3) 1-1 2-2 3-3
15 Interpretation of dream of Mordecai (F:1-11) 1-1 2-2 3-3

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