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The Chiasm of Matthew 23:36-24:51

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 23:36-24:51 where Matthew gives the details of the end times, the center and climax is "This gospel

The Chiasm of Matthew 23:29-35

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew the climax is Jesus question to the scribes and Pharisees, "You brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence

The Chiasm of Matthew 23:25-26

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 23:25-26, the center is Jesus rebuke to the Pharisees that they need to clean their insides (Matt

Why Straining at Gnats and Swallowing Camels?

When Jesus said in Matthew 23:24, "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!" why did he choose gnats and camels? The answer lies in the Aramaic words for "gnat" and "camel." https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Matt-23.24a-Gnats-and-Camels.pdf

The Chiasm of Matthew 23:16-22

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 23:16-22, the center is Jesus' reminder that the offering is more important than the altar (Matt 23:19).

The Chiasm of Matthew 23:12

Matthew 23:12 is a good example of a chiasm where the words of the first section are repeated in the second in reverse order. https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Matt-23.12a-Chiasm.pdf

The Chiasm of Matthew 23:7b-11

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words and themes of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 23:7b-11, the center is Jesus' admonition not to address religious leaders as "father" (Matt 23:9).

The Chiasm of Matthew 23:1-7a

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words and themes of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 23:1-7a, the center contains Jesus' critique of the Pharisees (Matt 23:4). https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Matt-23.1-7aa-Chiasm.pdf

The Chiasm of Matthew 22:41-46

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 22:41-46, the climax is a question Jesus asked the Pharisees about whose son the Messiah was. It

The Chiasm of Matthew 22:35-40

A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 22:35-40, the climax is identifying the greatest commandment (Matt 22:38). https://www.howthebiblefitstogether.org/files/Matt-22.35-40a-Chiasm.pdf