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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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