The Topical Chiasm of Genesis 1:1-2:3
A chiasm is a literary structure where the themes of the first section of a passage are repeated in inverted order in the second. Typically whatever is in the center of the chiasm is what is being emphasized. In Genesis 1:1-2:3 the emphasis is on the earthly kingdoms of the first three days of creation (Gen 1:3-13) and on the earthly kings of the second three (Gen 1:17-31).
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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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