chiasm: the book of Revelation

Remember what we said about “zooming out” in your consideration of a text? That holds true no matter how big or small the passage, whether the chiasm be micro, intermediate, or macro in size.

Thinking on the big end of the scale, consider this: the entire book of Revelation can be viewed as a chiasmus. While some students of Scripture are skeptical regarding even the very existence of macro-chiasm, I am not of them.

Take this challenge: read the book of Revelation a single time with this structure in your head and I believe you’ll find the argument most intelligible – the focal point in the book of Revelation is found in its center, not at the end. Worthy is the Lamb! Hallelujah!

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Credit: Conquering in Christ by Ian Fair (HCU Media; 2010); p.31