This morning I clicked looking for a good verse and got this: Continue reading
Here’s one proposal to the book, taken from this webpage.
If this proposal is correct, it ought to focus more of our attention on chapters 9-11 and the great plan of God who, in his justice and mercy, brought the church into existence as the melding of Israel and the Gentiles. It also means that Romans says much more about ecclesiology (the church) than a cursory glance might indicate.
Any tweaks to make to this chart? I’m just starting to look at this. The chart has been adapted, though this image below is mine. Click on the image for a larger view.
The highlighted line is the focal point. The outer pair A/A’ are usually significant as well. How best to relate them? What other refinements can be made?
In a four-part series of sermons on Luke 6, one preacher provides, in his last lesson, this structure — chiastic, of course — to the Sermon on the Plain, and it seems to hold together well. Fantastic!
Would be interesting to know if this is original with him, or if he picked it up somewhere. I wasn’t able to make a comment on his site to ask. See also his PDF handout at the link above. You can also click back through his series. Recommended. Continue reading
Here’s a graphic detailing what I believe to be a chiastic structure in Amos 5, which my eye picked up during a read. I’ve put the structure in a graphic to preserve the spacing and grouping of the corresponding elements.
Today’s devotional is adapted from the Portuguese-language “God with Us.”
“Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!”
Psalm 52:7 NIV
The root behind the word “destroy” means “to fall.” It indicates calamity or wickedness, perhaps making others fall. Continue reading
Mark Wallace thinks he’s identified a chiastic structure in 1 Cor. 1-3. Continue reading
This author has charted a structure of Paul’s letter to the Colossians in the form of a chiasmus. Continue reading
Though one has to be careful not to see a chiasmus where one doesn’t exist (as one gentleman tried to explain away immersion for remissions of sins in Acts 2:38 by inventing it there), after being made aware it’s easier to spot. Continue reading