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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Baruch

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of whole text


1 Preface (1:1-9)
  2 Confession of sins (1:10-2:10)
    3 Prayer for deliverance (2:11-3:8)
  4 In praise of wisdom (3:9-38)
5 Encouragement for Israel (4:1-5:9)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 Preface (1:1-9)
1:9 after Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, carried off Jeconiah, and the princes, and the skilled workers, and the nobles, and the people of the land from Jerusalem, as captives, and brought them to Babylon.) (1:9)
Captivity of Jerusalem5 Encouragement for Israel (4:1-5:9)
4:14 Let Zion's neighbors come, to take note of the captivity of my sons and daughters, brought upon them by the Eternal God. (4:14)
2 Confession of sins (1:10-2:10)
1:13 we have sinned against him, and the anger, the fury of the Lord, has still not turned away from us (1:13)
Sins and punishments4 In praise of wisdom (3:9-38)
3:10 Why, Israel, why are you in the country of your enemies, growing older and older in an alien land (3:10)

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