Many thanks LJH for the reference to your very helpful site. As far as I am aware none of the chiasms posted on this site, unless specifically indicated, have originated from other sources (although many may have been discovered by others already). If future contributors do propose chiasms identified by others please indicate the source appropriately. SRP.
This is very impressive. Another perspective that would be interesting would be to add would be a meta-analysis of how common chiasmus are used in the entire scripture. For example, there are a total of 1,189 chapters in the Bible. If we search this site forwards and backward we might find (for example) 396 chiasmus, which on average would mean there is a chiasmus every 3 chapters. (Though some Books are clearly more densely packed, with Genesis for example having on average 2 per chapter. Which authors use more would be another interesting angle.) This frequency is extraordinary to those of us who’ve never even heard the word nor realized the pattern until today. Perhaps this summary is already in one of the books mentioned, but it could make an interesting article to have here on this website. Anyone up for it? Maybe it’s already here but I don’t see it in the site navigation links.
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