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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Maccabees 1


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 Reign of Antiochus(1:1-64)
2 Mattathias and his Sons(2:1-70)
3 Judah became the leader(3:1-4:35)
4 Purification of the sanctuary(4:36-61)
5 Unification of Israel(5:1-68)
6 Wars against Antiochus and Demetrius(6:1-7:50)
7 Alliance with Rome(8:1-32)
8 The revenge of Judas's death(9:1-73)
9 Jonathan became the high priest(10:1-89)
10 Establishment of the position of Jonathan(11:1-74)
11 Alliance with Rome(12:1-23)
12 Jonathan was defeated(12:24-53)
13 Death of Jonathan(13:1-42)
14 Simon became the leader(13:43-14:15)
15 The monument(14:16-49)
16 The wars of Antiochus and Trypho(15:1-41)
17 Death of Simon(16:1-24)


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