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


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Pericope123
1 Reign of Josiah (1:1-31) 1-1 2-1 3-1
2 The last kings of Judah (1:32-55) 1-1 2-1 3-1
3 Cyrus permits the exiles to return (2:1-14) 1-1 2-1 3-1
4 Opposition to rebuilding Jerusalem (2:15-25) 1-1 2-1 3-1
5 The debate of the three bodyguards (3:1-4:63) 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2
6 List of the returning exiles (5:1-45) 1-1 2-1 3-2
7 The foundation of the temple laid (5:46-62) 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2
8 Interference of enemies (5:63-70) 1-1 2-2 3-2
9 Official persmission granted (6:1-33) 1-1 2-2 3-2 3-3
10 The passover (7:1-15) 1-1 2-2 3-3
11 Ezra arrives in Jerusalem (8:1-64) 1-1 2-2 3-3
12 The expulsion of foreign wives (8:65-9:36) 1-1 2-2 3-3
13 Ezra reads the law of the people (9:37-55) 1-1 2-2 3-3

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