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A chiasm is a literary structure where the words or 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 2 Samuel 11:"1-6, the emphasis is on David learning that Bathsheba was the wife

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words or 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 2 Samuel 7:11b-16, the emphasis is on the fact that though Solomon would sin,