Journal Article

Some Observations Concerning the Chiastic Structure of the Gospel of Matthew

Tyler J. VanderWeele

in The Journal of Theological Studies

Volume 59, issue 2, pages 669-673
Published in print October 2008 | ISSN: 0022-5185
Published online June 2008 | e-ISSN: 1477-4607 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jts/fln041
Some Observations Concerning the Chiastic Structure of the Gospel of Matthew

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In the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 8–9 and 21–2 each contain three structural triads. The former narrative passage contains three sets of three miracles; in the latter passage, another narrative section, we again find three structural triads: three symbolic actions, three parables, and three questions posed to Jesus. According to the structure of the gospel proposed by C. H. Lohr, these two narrative sections lie in chiastic correspondence. This parallel, of three structural triads between two sections which are arguably in chiastic correspondence, lends considerable weight to the argument for the presence of a chiastic structure in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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