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The Chiasm of Isaiah 6:10

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. Typically whatever is in the center of the chiasm is what is being emphasized. In Isaiah 6:10 the emphasis is on God's judgment of making rebels spiritually blind. https://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Isa-6.10a-Chiasm.pdf

The Covenantal Ages of the Bible

Biblical history Is divided into seven covenantal ages. As one studies them, it becomes clear that they also all have the same general pattern of events. https://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen-Revf-Covenant-List.pdf

Interpreting Chiasms

The Bible is filled with a literary structure called a chiasm. A chiasm is a form of writing where the words of parallel passages are repeated in inverted order as in the phrase " the first shall be last and the last first." C. John Collins suggests how to interpret them. https://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen-Reve-Interpreting-Chiasms.pdf

Possible Order for the Writing of the Books of the Bible

What was the order in which the books of the Bible were written? One cannot know exactly, but the following chart provides credible order for their authorship along with their approximate dates. https://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen-Revd-Order-Books-Written.pdf

The Plot of the Bible

To appreciate a book one must understand its plot. Unfortunately few readers understand the plot of the Bible. Its plot begins in Genesis 1 and 2 where God places Adam and Eve in the world as his vassal king and queen to rule it for him. Then Satan came along and Adam and Eve switched

The Recurring Pattern of Biblical History

Every covenantal age of Biblical history has the same pattern of events. First God makes a covenant with his people. Next his people break the covenant. Since the covenants are legal contracts, when the covenant is broken, God institutes a lawsuit against the covenant breakers. The first stage of the lawsuit is that God sends

The Covenantal Ages of Biblical History

The Bible divides history into seven covenantal ages. In each of these covenantal ages the same events recur in the same order: the making of a covenant between God and his people; next the breaking of the covenant; then God sends messengers to the covenant breakers; and lastly God brings judgement on the covenant breakers.

The Thematic Chiasm of Genesis 1 – Joshua 24

A chiasm is an inverted parallelism where words or themes are repeated in reverse order. When a chiasm has a center, the center is typically the climax of the chiasm. Genesis 1 - Joshua 24 is written as a thematic chiasm, with the climactic center being the making of the covenant at Sinai. https://howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Gen-Josha-Chiasm.pdf

The Chiasm of Genesis 38

A chiasm is a literary structure where the themes of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. Typically whatever is in the center of the chiasm is what is being emphasized. In Gensis 28 the emphasis is on the sin of Judah with Tamar and his being found