A chiasm is a literary structure where the 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 John 7:29-33 the center and climax is “Many of the crowd believed in Him; and they were saying, “When the Christ comes, He will not perform more signs than those which this man has, will He?” (John 7:31).