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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Letter of Jeremiah

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]  Let1:1-72
  A(1:1-6)  1:5 when you see the crowd before them and behind worshiping them. Rather, say in your hearts, "You, O LORD, are to be worshiped!"; (1:5)
    B(1:7-28)    Do not be afraid of them
      C(1:29-57)      1:29 How can they be called gods? (1:29)
    B'(1:58-68)    Do not be afraid of them
  A'(1:69-72)  1:72 The better for the just man who has no idols: he shall be far from disgrace! (1:72)
    A: To have no idols. B: Do not be afraid of them. C: How can they be called gods?


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