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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Widsom


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope124
1 Love justice(1:1-15) 1-1 2-1 4-1
2 The ungodly person(1:16-2:24) 1-1 2-1 4-1
3 The righteous person(3:1-4:9) 1-1 2-1 4-1
4 Judgement of the LORD(4:10-5:16) 1-1 2-1 4-1
5 Judgement against the kings(5:17-6:8) 1-1 2-1 4-1 4-2
6 Seek wisdom(6:9-25) 1-1 2-1 4-2
7 Value of wisdom(7:1-30_8:1) 1-1 2-1 4-2
8 Love for wisdom(8:2-20) 1-1 2-1 4-2
9 Solomon's prayer(8:21-9:18) 1-1 2-1 2-2 4-2 4-3
10 The just man(10:1-14) 1-1 2-2 4-3
11 Wisdom led the Israelites out of Egypt(10:15-11:14) 1-1 2-2 4-3
12 Conversion of the sinner(11:15-12:27) 1-1 2-2 4-3
13 Nature worship(13:1-9) 1-1 2-2 4-3 4-4
14 Idolatry(13:10-15:17) 1-1 2-2 4-4
15 The guidance in the wilderness(15:18-16:29) 1-1 2-2 4-4
16 Punishment against Egyptian(17:1-18:25) 1-1 2-2 4-4
17 Punishment against the sinner(19:1-22) 1-1 2-2 4-4

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