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Chiasm in Malachi 1

Leithart, Peter J.. Chiasm in Malachi 1 In First Things Blog. First Things, 2015.

In a recent sermon, Pastor Jimmy Gill of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, pointed to the chiastic structure of Malachi 1:6-14, neatly marked by a sevenfold repetition of the phrase “says Yahweh of hosts.”

A. Priests dishonor Yahweh their Father, 1:6a

                B. Blemished offerings on my altar, 1:6b-8

                                C. Will God be gracious to those who offer bad sacrifices, 1:9

                                                D. Stop kindling fire on my altar, 1:10