Chiasmus Bibliography

TitleChiasmus Bibliography
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWelch, John W., and Daniel B. McKinlay
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies Research Press

A significant development during the second half of the 20th century was the growing awareness and understanding of chiasmus in ancient literature. This form of inverted parallelism has been found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and in many other ancient writings. It has intrigued many students of ancient writing. 
This bibliography cites articles and books that discuss chiasmus in scripture and other literature. Thirty years in the making, it is the most exhaustive work of its kind ever completed. It lists about 900 works on chiasmus by author and title and includes full publication information. Researchers can also search by category: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and other literature. This resource includes an appendix on identifying and evaluating chiastic patterns in a given text. An additional feature is an index of chiastic passages from the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, the Apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, and other literature.