The Chiasm of Mark 1:1-15
A chiasm is a literary structure where the vocabulary of the first section of a passage is repeated in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Mark 1:1-15, the center and climax is John the Baptist saying, “I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit” (Mark 1:8).
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Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. Read More ...
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