The Chiasm of Mark 4:16-17
A chiasm is a literary structure where vocabulary 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 Mark 4:16-17 the center is “they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while” (Mark 4:17a-b).
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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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