The Double Chiasm of Insiders and Outsiders in Mark 4:10-34
A chiasm is a literary structure where themes of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically what is being emphasized in the passage. In Mark 4:10-34 the center of both chiasms is the outsiders (Mark 4:11b-19 and 4:25b-34a).
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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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