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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Prayer of Manasseh

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]1  (Man1:1-15)
 
  A(1:1)  God of our ancestors, of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob (1:1)
    B(1:2-3)    you who made heaven and earth with all their order (1:2)
      C(1:4)      at whom all things shudder, and tremble before your power (1:4)
        D(1:6-7)        your promised mercy (1:6)
  A'(1:8)  Abraham and Isaac and Jacob (1:8)
    B'(1:9)    I am not worthy to look up and see the height of heaven (1:9)
      C'(1:10)      I am weighted down with many an iron fetter, so that I am rejected because of my sins (1:10)
        D'(1:11-15)        you will save me according to your great mercy (1:14)
 
   A: Ancestors. B: The heaven and the earth. C: Sins. D: Forgiveness.


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