The Chiasm of Matthew 5:38-42
A chiasm is a literary structure where the words of the first section of a passage are repeated in the last section. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax of the passage. In Matthew 5:38-42, the center is three parallel statements contradicting “an eye for an eye” (Matt 39b-41).
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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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