This is the first part of what I hope will be a series of articles in which we explore the structure – and hopefully also come to understand a little of the meaning and significance – of Jesus’ two intercalated… Read More ›
Chiastic and Other Structures
Who Are the Husband and Wife in Romans 7:1-6?
In Romans 7:1-6, Paul gives a famous illustration of a wife who re-marries after the death of her first husband. A number of traditional commentators saw this illustration as an allegory in which the first husband is the “old nature”,… Read More ›
Jesus’ Sea Voyages in the Gospel of Mark
In this article, I attempt to show that there is a pattern or structure to Jesus’ six sea journeys across the Sea of Galilee recorded in Mark’s Gospel. This pattern includes not just the geographical aspects of the journeys themselves,… Read More ›
Living Stones – a Chiastic Analysis of 1 Peter 2:1-12
A chiastic structure to 1 Peter 2:1-12 is becoming more widely recognised and this article is an attempt to contribute to that work. An important theme of 1 Peter 2:1-12 is the pattern of Christ’s Person and work being reproduced… Read More ›
“Tongues as Languages Understood By the Speaker” – a Structural Analysis of 1 Cor. 14:1-19
This article is a structural analysis of 1 Corinthians 14:1-19 which pays particular attention to the chiastic structure in verses 6-19. The structure will be analysed from the perspective that the spiritual gift of languages or tongues refers to human… Read More ›
“Be Not Unequally Yoked Together With Unbelievers” (2 Cor. 6:14) – a Chiastic Analysis of 2 Cor. 6:11-7:4a
In this short article, I attempt a structural analysis of 2 Cor. 6:11-7:4a. This passage includes the famous verse about not being yoked together with unbelievers. Although this verse is widely understood to be about marriage, the context suggests that… Read More ›
Acts Ch. 2 – A Structural Analysis
The momentous events of the Day of Pentecost are described in Acts Ch. 2. In this article, I attempt a structural analysis of the chapter. I hope you will find the article interesting, and welcome any comments and corrections. The… Read More ›
Praying for Our Rulers in 1 Tim. 2:1-10 – A Chiastic Approach to this Passage.
This is the second of two articles in which I look at structural aspects of 1 Tim. 2-1-15. In the first article, I looked at the role of women which was primarily treated in verses 9-15, and in this article,… Read More ›
The Role of Women in 1 Timothy 2:9-15 – a Chiastic Analysis
This article is Part 1 of what I hope will be a two part article looking at 1 Timothy 2:1-15 – a section of Scripture which includes the topics of praying for our rulers and the role of women- including… Read More ›
“Only-begotten Son” or “Only-begotten God” in John 1:18? – Why I Think the Received Text is Right!
In the closing verse of the Prologue to John’s Gospel (John 1:18) we read that Jesus Christ is the “only-begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father” according to the Received Text (the Textus Receptus). However, the Nestle-Aland… Read More ›