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


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


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