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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Books of Minor Prophets


Correspondence table of Pericopes and Literary Structure


Thanks to John Warren. John told to me the possibility about this structure.

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1 The family of Hosea (Ho1:1-Ho2:3) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
2 Betrayal of Israel (Ho2:4-15) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
3 Salvation of Israel (Ho2:16-25) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
4 Further assurance of God's redeeming love (Ho3:1-5) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
5 The idolatry of Israel (Ho4:1-Ho5:7) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
6 Sin and punishment of war (Ho5:8-Ho6:11) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
7 Futile reliance on the nations (Ho7:1-12) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
8 Israel's apostasy (Ho7:13-Ho8:14) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
9 Sin at Baal-peor and Gilgal (Ho9:1-17) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
10 Israel's sin and captivity (Ho10:1-15) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
11 God's compassion despite Israel's ingratitude (Ho11:1-11) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
12 The history of rebellion (Ho12:1-14_Ho14:1) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
13 Assurance of forgiveness (Ho14:2-10) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
14 Lamentation over the ruin of the country (Jl1:1-12) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
15 The day of the LORD is coming (Jl1:13-Jl2:14) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
16 God's response and promise (Jl2:15-27) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
17 God's spirit poured out (Jl3:1-5) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
18 Vengeance of the LORD (Jl4:1-8) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
19 Judgment in the valley of Jehoshaphat (Jl4:9-17) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
20 The glorious future of Judah (Jl4:18-21) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1
21 Judgment on nations (Am1:1-Am2:5) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-1 5-2
22 Judgment on Israel (Am2:6-16) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-2
23 Sin of Israel (Am3:1-15) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-2
24 Unbelief of Israel (Am4:1-11) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-2
25 Seek the LORD (Am4:12-Am5:8) 1-1 2-1 4-1 5-2
26 The day of judgment (Am5:9-17) 1-1 2-1 4-1 4-2 5-2
27 Festival and justice (Am5:18-27) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
28 Judgment on arrogant people (Am6:1-14) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
29 The first, second and third vision (Am7:1-9) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
30 Amaziah complains to the king (Am7:10-17) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
31 The fourth vision (Am8:1-14) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
32 The God of whole world (Am9:1-10) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
33 The restoration of David's kingdom (Am9:11-15) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
34 Book of Obadiah (Ob1:1-21) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
35 Jonah tries to run away from God (Jon1:1-3) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
36 Jonah's disaster (Jon1:4-16) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
37 A psalm of thanksgiving (Jon2:1-11) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
38 Conversion of Nineveh (Jon3:1-10) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
39 Jonah is reproved (Jon4:1-11) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
40 Judgment pronounced against Samaria (Mi1:1-7) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2
41 The doom of the cities of Judah (Mi1:8-16) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-2 5-3
42 Social evils denounced (Mi2:1-13) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
43 Wicked rulers and prophets (Mi3:1-12) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
44 Restoration promised after exile (Mi4:1-14) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
45 The ruler from Bethlehem (Mi5:1-8) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
46 The future role of the remnant (Mi5:9-14) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
47 God challenges Israel (Mi6:1-8) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
48 Cheating and violence to be punished (Mi6:9-16) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
49 The total corruption of the people (Mi7:1-8) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
50 Penitence and trust in God (Mi7:9-13) 1-1 2-1 4-2 5-3
51 God's compassion and steadfast love (Mi7:14-20) 1-1 2-1 2-2 4-2 4-3 5-3
52 The consuming wrath of God (Na1:1-8) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
53 Evil plot (Na1:9-11) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
54 Breaking the yoke (Na1:12-14 ) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
55 Good news for Judah (Na2:1-3) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
56 The destruction of the wicked city (Na2:4-11) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
57 Ruin imminent and inevitable (Na2:12-Na3:6) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
58 Judgment on Nineveh (Na3:7-19) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
59 The prophet's complaint (Hab1:1-2:6a) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
60 The woes of the wicked (Hab2:6b-20) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3
61 The prophet's prayer (Hab3:1-19) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-3 5-4
62 The coming judgment on Judah (Zp1:1-18) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
63 The great day of the LORD (Zp2:1-4) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
64 Judgment on Israel's enemies (Zp2:5-15) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
65 Punishment and conversion of the nations (Zp3:1-13) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
66 A song of joy (Zp3:14-20) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
67 The command to rebuild the temple (Hg1:1-11) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
68 Beginning of construction (Hg1:12-15) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
69 The future glory of the temple (Hg2:1-9) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
70 A rebuke and a promise (Hg2:10-19) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
71 God's promise to Zerubbabel (Hg2:20-23) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
72 Israel urged to repent (Zc1:1-6) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
73 First vision (Zc1:7-17) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
74 Second vision and third vision (Zc2:1-6) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
75 An appeal to the exiles (Zc2:7-17) 1-1 2-2 4-3 5-4
76 Fourth vision (Zc3:1-10) 1-1 2-2 4-3 4-4 5-4
77 Fifth vision (Zc4:1-14) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-4
78 Sixth and seventh vision (Zc5:1-11) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-4
79 Eighth vision (Zc6:1-8) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-4
80 The coronation of the branch (Zc6:9-15) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-4
81 Question of prophet (Zc7:1-7) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-4 5-5
82 Punishment for rejecting God's demands (Zc7:8-14) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
83 The promise about Zion (Zc8:1-8) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
84 The seed of peace (Zc8:9-13) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
85 Judgment for peace (Zc8:14-17) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
86 Joyful fasting (Zc8:18-23) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
87 Judgment on Israel's enemies (Zc9:1-8) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
88 The coming ruler of God's people (Zc9:9-Zc11:3) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
89 Two kinds of shepherds (Zc11:4-17) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
90 Jerusalem's victory (Zc12:1-6) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
91 Mourning for the pierced one (Zc12:7-14) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
92 Idolatry cut off (Zc13:1-6) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
93 The shepherd struck, the flock scattered (Zc13:7-9) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
94 The day of the LORD is coming (Zc14:1-7) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
95 Fight in Jerusalem (Zc14:8-19) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
96 Final victory (Zc14:20-21) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
97 Corruption of the priesthood (Ml1:1-13) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
98 Exhortation to priests (Ml1:14-Ml2:9) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
99 Do not betray (Ml2:10-16) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
100 The coming messenger (Ml2:17-Ml3:15) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5
101 The day of the LORD (Ml3:16-24) 1-1 2-2 4-4 5-5

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