- Our goal is to encourage everyone to read the Bible for themselves with excitement and understanding by paying closer attention to the structures of thought revealed in the Scriptures.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy:16,17).
- We have set up this blog to receive, share and discuss possible chiastic and other types of literary structures that careful Bible readers can discover for themselves. We do this not as academics in the field of Bible studies but as keen Bible students who have quite recently stumbled upon the awesome non-linear patterns of thought that give us a clearer understanding and richer appreciation of the beauty and power of the Word of God.
- There are other websites devoted to literary structures in the Bible. Most notably the immense work of Hajime Murai http://www.valdes.titech.ac.jp/~h_murai/bible/bible_e.html
- The chiasms posted here have so far in the main been those discovered by ourselves and our friends in daily Bible reading and study. It is encouraging to see that several also appear in academic literature and websites, giving us some confidence that we are on the right lines. However, the lists in this blog should be considered always to be work in progress put forward to stimulate personal Bible study and reflection. Please do not take them as definitive but check them for yourself before marking them in your Bible.
- This site is run by members of the Christadelphian community – Mark Allfree, Sam Day, Simon Evans, Stephen Palmer (Administrator), David Robson, Richard Snelling – and has the endorsement of the Mumbles Christadelphian Ecclesia – http://www.thisisyourbible.com/mumbles.