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Chiasmus: The State of the Art
|Chiasmus: The State of the Art
|Year of Publication
|Parry, Donald W., and John W. Welch
|Number of Pages
|BYU Studies/Book of Mormon Central
|Provo, UT/Springville, UT
This book comprises fourteen of the papers presented at “Chiasmus: An Open Conference on the State of the Art,” held at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, on August 15–16, 2017. That date marked the fiftieth anniversary of events in Germany and Austria which soon grew into the publication of Chiasmus in Antiquity: Structures, Analyses, Exegesis (Hildesheim: Gerstenberg, 1981), edited by John W. Welch. Generated forty years ago, that widely-cited volume with a preface by David Noel Freedman featured contributions by authors including Yehuda T. Radday, Jonah Frankel, Bezael Porten, Wilford G. E. Watson, John W. Welch, and Robert F. Smith, about chiasmus in Ugaritic, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and other literatures.
This present volume now reflects and assesses the current state of the art regarding the use of chiastic analysis in an equally wide-ranging body of languages and texts, including the Hebrew Bible, Babylonian epics, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and even Mayan inscriptions. Overall, the academic state of chiastic affairs is productive, insightful, innovative, wide-spread, expanding, and well established. The bibliography at the conclusion of this collection lists only the most useful and reputably recognized studies published since 1981, thus updating the bibliography found in Chiasmus in Antiquity.
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
- Chiasmus in the Book of Genesis
- Chiastic Structuring of the Genesis Flood Story: The Art of Using Chiasm as an Effective Compositional Tool for Combining Earlier Chiastic Narratives
- Exegesis or Eisegesis: Does Chiastic Analysis Help Us to Understand Leviticus 20?
- At the Intersection of Scribal Training and Theological Profundity: Chiasm as an Editorial Technique in the Primeval History and Deuteronomy
- Chiasmus in the Text of Isaiah: MT Isaiah versus the Great Isaiah Scroll
- “With strong hand and with outstretched arm” (Deuteronomy 4:34); “With outstretched hand and with strong arm” (Jeremiah 21:5): Chiasmus in Deuteronomy and Jeremiah
- Narrating Homicide Chiastically
- Chiastic Structuring of Large Texts: 2 Nephi as a Case Study
- Jesus and the Roman Centurion (Matthew 8:5–13): A Window to Chiasmus and Apostolic Pedagogy
- Rethinking the Structure of the "Farewell Discourse" (John 13–17) through a Chiastic Lens
- From “Linguistic Turn” and Hebrews Scholarship to Anadiplosis Iterata: The Enigma of a Structure
- Mirrored Poeticity: Chiastic Structuring in Mayan Languages
- Chiasmus Criteria in Review
- Truth or Cherry Picking: A Statistical Approach to Chiastic Intentionality
- The Roles of Words, Phrases, and Ideas in Macro-Chiasms
- Selected Bibliography on Chiasmus, 1980–2020
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