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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope124
1 Reign of Antiochus(1:1-64) 1-1 2-1 4-1
2 Mattathias and his Sons(2:1-70) 1-1 2-1 4-1
3 Judah became the leader(3:1-4:35) 1-1 2-1 4-1
4 Purification of the sanctuary(4:36-61) 1-1 2-1 4-1
5 Unification of Israel(5:1-68) 1-1 2-1 4-1 4-2
6 Wars against Antiochus and Demetrius(6:1-7:50) 1-1 2-1 4-2
7 Alliance with Rome(8:1-32) 1-1 2-1 4-2
8 The revenge of Judas's death(9:1-73) 1-1 2-1 4-2
9 Jonathan became the high priest(10:1-89) 1-1 2-1 2-2 4-2 4-3
10 Establishment of the position of Jonathan(11:1-74) 1-1 2-2 4-3
11 Alliance with Rome(12:1-23) 1-1 2-2 4-3
12 Jonathan was defeated(12:24-53) 1-1 2-2 4-3
13 Death of Jonathan(13:1-42) 1-1 2-2 4-3 4-4
14 Simon became the leader(13:43-14:15) 1-1 2-2 4-4
15 The monument(14:16-49) 1-1 2-2 4-4
16 The wars of Antiochus and Trypho(15:1-41) 1-1 2-2 4-4
17 Death of Simon(16:1-24) 1-1 2-2 4-4

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