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Literary structure (chiasm, chiasmus) of Book of Haggai

Chiastic Structure and Concentric Structure and Parallel of each pericope

[1]The command to rebuild the temple  (Hag 1:1-11)
 
P(1:1)the word of the LORD came (1:1)
  A(1:2)  Not now has the time come to rebuild the house of the LORD (1:2)
    B(1:3-6)    You have sown much, but have brought in little (1:6)
  A'(1:7-8)  build the house (1:8)
    B'(1:9-11)    You expected much, but it came to little (1:9)
 
   A: Build the house. B: Crop failure.

[2]Beginning of construction  (Hag 1:12-15)
 
  A(1:12)  1:12 Then Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, and the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak, and all the remnant of the people (1:12)
    B(1:13)    Prophecy of Haggai
  A'(1:14-15)  1:14 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 (1:14)
 
   A: The people of Israel. B: Prophecy of Haggai.

[3]The future glory of the temple  (Hag 2:1-5)
 
P(2:1)2:1 the word of the LORD came through the prophet Haggai: (2:1)
  A(2:2-3)  
2:3 Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? (2:3)   
(בכבודו)
    B(2:4-5)    2:5 This is the pact that I made with you when you came out of Egypt (2:5)
  A'(2:6-9)  
2:9 Greater will be the future glory of this house than the former (2:9)   
(כבוד)
 
   A: Glory of the temple. B: The covenant.

[4]A rebuke and a promise  (Hag 2:10-19)
 
P(2:10)the word of the LORD came (2:10)
  A(2:11-12)  do they become sanctified? (2:12)
    B(2:13)    
do they become unclean? (2:13)   
(טמא)
    B'(2:14-17)    
what they offer there is unclean (2:14)   
(טמא)
  A'(2:18-19)  From this day, I will bless! (2:19)
 
   A: Blessing. B: Unclean.

[5]God's promise to Zerubbabel  (Hag 2:20-23)
 
P(2:20)2:20 The message of the LORD came a second time to Haggai (2:20)
  A(2:21)  2:21 Tell this to Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah (2:21)
    B(2:22)    2:22 I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms, destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations (2:22)
  A'(2:23)  2:23 I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, my servant (2:23)
 
   A: Zerubbabel. B: To overthrow the thrones of kingdoms.


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