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Literary structure (chiasmus, chiasm) of Book of Haggai

Chiasmus and Concentric Structure of whole text


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1 The command to rebuild the temple (1:1-11)
  2 Beginning of construction (1:12-15)
    3 The future glory of the temple (2:1-9)
  4 A rebuke and a promise (2:10-19)
5 God's promise to Zerubbabel (2:20-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 The command to rebuild the temple (1:1-11)
Therefore the heavens withheld from you their dew, and the earth her crops. (1:10)
Controlling heaven and earth5 God's promise to Zerubbabel (2:20-23)
Tell this to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah: I will shake the heavens and the earth; (2:21)
2 Beginning of construction (1:12-15)
Then the LORD stirred up the spirit of the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and the spirit of the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people, so that they came and set to work on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, (1:14)
Beginning of construction4 A rebuke and a promise (2:10-19)
from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. From the day on which the temple of the LORD was founded, consider! (2:18)
2 Beginning of construction (1:12-15)
on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month. In the second year of King Darius, (1:15)
On the twenty-fourth day4 A rebuke and a promise (2:10-19)

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1 The command to rebuild the temple (1:1-11)
  2 Beginning of construction (1:12-15)
3 The future glory of the temple (2:1-9)
Former halfRelationLatter half
1 The command to rebuild the temple (1:1-11)
Go up into the hill country; bring timber, and build the house(1:8)
The command to rebuild the temple3 The future glory of the temple (2:1-9)
But now take courage, Zerubbabel, says the LORD, and take courage, Joshua, high priest, son of Jehozadak, And take courage, all you people of the land, says the LORD, and work! For I am with you, (2:4)

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3 The future glory of the temple (2:1-9)
  4 A rebuke and a promise (2:10-19)
5 God's promise to Zerubbabel (2:20-23)
Former halfRelationLatter half
3 The future glory of the temple (2:1-9)
One moment yet, a little while, and I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. (2:6)
Shaking heavens and earth5 God's promise to Zerubbabel (2:20-23)
Tell this to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah: I will shake the heavens and the earth; (2:21)

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