The Significance of Chiasm as a Structuring Device in the Hebrew Bible

Bernard M. Levinson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 8/6/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): The Significance of Chiasm as a Structuring Device in the Hebrew Bible

Issue: Sola Structura: Essays Honoring Mark Throntveit (Vol. 40, No 3, Summer, 2020)

The meaning of the biblical texts is not only to be found in the words themselves, but often in the way the biblical authors and editors structure these words. This idea of structural meaning is explored by means of two case studies: Genesis 1 and 6, and Deuteronomy 7.

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