Intertestamental

TobitJudithWisdom of SolomonEcclesiasticus (Jesus Ben Sira)I MaccabeesII MaccabeesIII MaccabeesPseudepigrapha / I EnochAssumption of MosesNarrative of ZosimusQumran1QH (Hodayot / Thanksgiving Hymns)JosephusPhilo Judaeus

Apocrypha

Tobit

1:6 - 14:15

R. Smith; S. Ehat (1:1 - 14:14); Ehat, letter to Robert F. Smith, Nov 25, 1997, ABC1D1EFGH1H2D2C2KLMNOPQRSRQPONL1FMD1KD2L2ICHBED3A1GA2

7:8 - 8:14

R. Smith; ABCDEEDCBA.

Judith

2:4 - 16:2

R. Smith; abcdeedcba.

2:14-7:32

Gerald West, "Judith," Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, eds. James D. G. Dunn and J. W. Rogerson (Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans, 2003), 749.  (abccba)

16:2-13

R. Smith; abcdefedcba; Song of Judith.

16:10

George Buchanan Gray, The Forms of Hebrew Poetry (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915), 25, 67. (abcbca),

Cited in Angelico di Marco, "Der Chiasmus in der Bibel 2: Ein Beitrag zur strukturellen Stilistik," Linquistica Biblica 37, (1976): 59. 

Wisdom of Solomon

1 - 19

Lohr CBQ 23:426-427 (citing Metzger Introduction 68), cited in di Marco LB 37:67; ABABA.

1:1 - 6:21

Reese CBQ 27:391-399, ABCBA and Wright Biblica 48:165-184 (abcba), cited in di Marco LB 37:65-67, and in Winston Wisdom 10; Wright, “Numerical Patterns, CBQ 29:220, ABCBA.

1:1-5

Winston Wisdom 10; inclusio (kyklos).

1:1

Winston Wisdom 14; cf Mat 6:33.

1:4

Winston Wisdom 14.

1:8

Winston Wisdom 14.

1:16 - 2:24

Winston Wisdom 10; inclusio.

3:15

Winston Wisdom 14.

5:1-23

Winston Wisdom 10; inclusio; cf Eph 6:11.

6:1-21

Winston Wisdom 10; inclusio.

6:17-20

Moulton Literary 53, inclusion, cited in di Marco LB 37:65; with sorites (anadiplosis); cf Jn 14:15.

6:22 - 11:1

Wright Biblica 48:167 (n), 168, cited in di Marco LB 37:66-67.

7:1 - 8:21

Wright Biblica 48:167 n, cited in di Marco LB 37:66-67; cf Jn 1.

7:1-6

Winston Wisdom 10; inclusio.

8:17-21

Winston Wisdom 11; inclusio.

11:1-4

Winston Wisdom 11; inclusio.

13:1-9

Winston Wisdom 11; inclusio; cf Gal 4:3.

13:10 - 15:17

Wright Biblica 48:179-180, inclusion, cited in di Marco LB 37:67; ABCDCBA; Wright, “Numerical Patterns,” CBQ, 29:223, 1 2 3 4 3 2 1.

13:11-15:19

Hayman, “The Wisdom of Solomon,” 773, abcdcba.

15:7-13

Winston Wisdom 11; inclusio; cf Rom 9:21.

16:1-4

Winston Wisdom 11; inclusio.

16:5-14

Winston Wisdom 11; inclusio; cf Jn 3:14-16.

17:1 - 18:4

Winston Wisdom 12; inclusio.

18:5-25

Winston Wisdom 12; inclusio.

Ecclesiasticus (Jesus Ben Sira)

1:1 - 43:33

R. Smith; overall chiasm with multistructure; cf Brownlee MQS 256 n 19.

1:4

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 73, 75-76, 78, cited in di Marco LB 37:64.

1:10

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 73, 75-76, 78, cited in di Marco LB 37:64.

1:13

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 73, 75-76, 78, cited in di Marco LB 37:64.

3:30

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

4:24-25

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

6:24

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 73, 75-76, 78, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

7:5

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

7:10

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

10:10

Watson CIA

11:8

Watson CIA

12:6

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

12:18

Watson CIA 124.

14:11 - 41:4

R. Smith.

14:20 - 15:10

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 73, 75-76, 78, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

15:2

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65 (similes).

24:3-5

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 111, cited in di Marco LB 37:65; cf Prov 8.

24:7-8

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 113, cited in di Marco LB 37:65; cf Prov 8.

24:28-29

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 121, cited in di Marco LB 37:65; cf Prov 8.

24:31-33

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 129, cited in di Marco LB 37:65; cf Prov 8.

25:1 - 26:28

R. Smith; ABA.

38:25

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 176, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

39:12-35

Beavin in Laymon, ed., Interpreter’s 570; creation poem.

42:15 - 43:33

R. Smith; ABA; hymn of praise.

45:5ef

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

47:11ed

König Stilistik 146, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

51:13-30

R. Smith; centrally climactic (all honor!) = 11QApPs (Heb); alphabetic acrostic; cf Skehan HTR 64:387-400.

51:22

König Stilistik 146, and Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 197-198, 207, 209, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

51:26cd

Rickenbacher Weisheitsperikopen 197-198, 207, 209, cited in di Marco LB 37:65.

I Maccabees

1:10 - 2:48 ?

Laconi in Messaggio 3:381 n 10, cited in di Marco LB 36:57; inclusion.

1:20 - 13:42

R. Smith; abcdefghihgfedcba.

II Maccabees

2:19 - 15:39

Doran Temple Propaganda

R. Smith; ABCDCBA; cf Brownlee IDB K-Q 206, 208 (c2,7).

III Maccabees

 

Breck Shape of Biblical Language; Demetrics J. Constantelos and John Breck, 3 Maccabees, ABCDCBA.

Pseudepigrapha

I Enoch

1 - 104

R. Smith; ABA, following Charles APOT II:171-177, on original Hebrew-Aramaic-Hebrew sequence overall.

6 - 11

Suter dissertation 151-152, 156, centering on chapter 9; cf Isa 24:17-23.

37 - 71

R. Smith; ABA of En Sim / Parables of Enoch (38 - 69), within inclusion, following Suter dissertation 201-202, 217-222, on the three parallel and eschatologically progressive sections.

38 - 69

Suter dissertation 201-202, 217-222, and personal communication; ABA within inclusion, the three sections being parallel in progressive eschatological sequence.

39:4-5

Suter dissertation 213; chiastic and direct simultaneously in a tetracolon.

47:1 - 48:10

Hartmann Prophecy 63; inclusion of 47:1-2 ∥48:8-10 – “marked causal connection”; cf I En 46:1-8, 52:6 - 53:7, and 63:1-12.

54:1 - 56:4

Suter dissertation 67, 72-74; ABA; cf Isa 24:17-23.

56:4

Suter dissertation 211; chiastic bicolon (destroyed in 58:3).

56:6

Hartmann Prophecy 88; chiastic bicolon.

64:1 - 68:1

Suter dissertation 67, 74-77; ABA; cf Isa 24:17-23.

65:3-10

R. Smith; abcdedcba – the verses are not, thus, to be rearranged or emended.

69:26-29

Hartmann Prophecy 64.

91:12-17

Licht JJS 16:177-182; 4QEnochg; Apocalypse of Weeks.

93:2-10

Licht JJS 16:177-182; ABCDEXEDCBA; 4QEnochg; Apocalypse of Weeks.

100:1-9

Hartmann Prophecy 55-56, 63.

100:4b-9

Hartmann Prophecy 55-56.

100:7-9

R. Smith; ABA.

Assumption of Moses

10:5a

R. Smith; Charles emends.

10:1-10

Hartmann Prophecy 127-132.

10:7-10

Hartmann Prophecy 127.

Narrative of Zosimus

 

Welch; Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha 224-225; ABCBA.

Qumran

1QS (Serek / Manual of Discipline)

3:13 - 4:26

Licht Scripta Hierosolymitana IV:88-100; Breck Shape of Biblical Language, 277, ABA.

3:17b-4:14

Breck, SBL, 278, ABA.

4:15-26

Breck, SBL, 278, ABCDaaCBA.

4:20-21a

Brownlee MQS 265-267; ab:ba.

1QH (Hodayot / Thanksgiving Hymns)

 

Thiering JSS 8:189-209; ABBA; ABCDDCBA; ABCDEFGGFEDCBA.

1:21a-27b

Thiering JSS 8:192-193, ABCDDCBA.

1:27b-29b

Thiering JSS 8:200, ABXBA.

2:7-19

Thiering JSS 8:200.

2:20-30

Thiering JSS 193-195, ABCDXCBA; Kittel Hymns.

3

Silberman JBL 75:96-106.

3:5-9

Thiering JSS 8:198; “overlaid”; cf Silberman JBL 75:96-106.

3:7b-12a

Thiering JSS 8:196-197, ABCDEFGXGFEDCBA.

3:11-17

Thiering JSS 8:198; “link.”

3:12a-18b

Thiering JSS 8:197-198.

3:33-36

Theiring JSS 8:200-201; cf Kittel Hymns , on climax of 3:19-36.

4:6-11

Thiering JSS 8:201.

5:5-19

Kittel Hymns, focal stanza.

7:6-10

Thiering JSS 8:201.

7:10b-14a

Thiering JSS 8:201.

7:26-33

Thiering JSS 8:201-202; cf Sanders RQ 6:427-431; Kittel Hymns.

8:5b-11a

Thiering JSS 8:200; on Tree(s) of Life.

9:9b-10b

Thiering JSS 8:204.

9:29b-36b

Thiering JSS 8:190-192, ABXBA.

9:37 - 10:12

Kittle Hymns, bisected.

11

Breck, SBL, 278-79, ABCDEEDCBA.

11:3-14

Thiering JSS 8:202-203.

12:4b-7b

Thiering JSS 8:195-196, ABCDEFXFEDCBA.

Josephus

Antiquities

18, 4, 6 §§106-108

Schenk NTS 29:453-483; ABA.

18, 5, 1 §§109-114

Schenk NTS 29:453-483; ABCBA.

18, 5, 1 - 5, 3 §§115-120

Schenk NTS 29:453-483; ABCDCBA.

Philo Judaeus

Moses (Vita Moysis)

2:251

Schmitt NT 29:177-182; ABBA.