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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Maccabees 2


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope123
1 Arrival of Heliodorus in Jerusalem(3:1-40) 1-1 2-1 3-1
2 Jason introduces Greek customs(4:1-22) 1-1 2-1 3-1
3 Menelaus becomes high priest(4:23-50) 1-1 2-1 3-1
4 Pillage of the temple(5:1-27) 1-1 2-1 3-1
5 The suppression of Judaism(6:1-7:42) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2
6 Judas defeats Nicanor(8:1-36) 1-1 2-1 3-2
7 Antiochus's letter and death(9:1-10:8) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2
8 Judas defeats Timothy(10:9-38) 1-1 2-2 3-2
9 Lysias makes peace with the Jews(11:1-38) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3
10 Combats of Judas(12:1-46) 1-1 2-2 3-3
11 Antiochus makes a treaty with a Jews(13:1-26) 1-1 2-2 3-3
12 Dispatch of Nicanor(14:1-46) 1-1 2-2 3-3
13 The defeat and death of Nicanor(15:1-37) 1-1 2-2 3-3

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