An example of simple chiasmus (Psalm 51:1): A Have mercy on me, O God B according to your steadfast love B’ according to your abundant mercy A’ blot out my transgressions. Chiasmus may be employed as the structuring principle for larger literary units. Genesis 1:1-2:3 is an example of extended chiasmus.
Acrostics & Chiasmus in Psalms Acrostics "An acrostic is a poem in which the initial letters of each successive line form a word, phrase or pattern." (Oxford Companion to the Bible, p. 6) The acrostic psalms tend to use the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Many of them are now imperfect; that is, each line or stanza no longer uses all ...
Oct 01, 1998 · This bibliography cites articles and books that discuss chiasmus in scripture and other literature. Thirty years in the making, it is the most exhaustive work of its kind ever completed. It lists about 900 works on chiasmus by author and title and includes full publication information.
Chiastic Structures in Hebrews: A Study of Form and Function in Biblical Discourse. Download. Chiastic Structures in Hebrews: A Study of Form and Function in Biblical Discourse