2 Kings

Chiasm in 2 Kings 4 and in General

Image of The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi
by David A. Dorsey
Baker Academic 2004
Paperback 330


One great resource that uncovers an inverse parallelism in the Old (First) Testament is Dave A. Dorsey’s book, The Literary Structure of the Old Testament (Baker, 1999). This is a must have for anyone serious about interpreting and teaching the Old Testament.

Chiasm or chiasmus is a writing structure, defined by Wikipedia:

Chiastic structure, or chiastic pattern, is a literary technique in narrative motifs and other textual passages. An example of chiastic structure would be two ideas, A and B, together with variants A’ and B’, being presented as A,B,B’,A’.

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