A chiasm is a literary structure where vocabulary of the first section of a passage is repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In 1 Corinthians 3:4-5 the center is the question, “Are you not mere men?” (1 Cor 3:4c). A. For when one says, “I am of Paul,” (3:4a) B. and another, “I am of Apollos,” (3:4b) C. are you not mere men? (3:4c) B.’What then is Apollos? (3:5a) A.’And what is Paul? (3:5b)