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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Ezra in Greek


List of Literary Structures


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2-1  2-2 

3-1  3-2  3-3 

List of Pericopes


Pericope1-12-12-23-13-23-3
1 Reign of Josiah(1:1-31)
2 The last kings of Judah(1:32-55)
3 Cyrus permits the exiles to return(2:1-14)
4 Opposition to rebuilding Jerusalem(2:15-25)
5 The debate of the three bodyguards(3:1-4:63)
6 List of the returning exiles(5:1-45)
7 The foundation of the temple laid(5:46-62)
8 Interference of enemies(5:63-70)
9 Official persmission granted(6:1-33)
10 The passover(7:1-15)
11 Ezra arrives in Jerusalem(8:1-64)
12 The expulsion of foreign wives(8:65-9:36)
13 Ezra reads the law of the people(9:37-55)


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