Sunday, June 7, 2015 4:08 AM

A Chiastic in Genesis

Sunday, June 7, 2015 4:08 AM
Sunday, June 7, 2015 4:08 AM

The following is a chiastic structure of Genesis 6:11–8:22:

 A: God resolves to destroy the earth, 6:11–13

  B: Noah builds the ark, 6:14–22

    C: God commands Noah and his family to enter the ark, 7:1–16

      D: The Flood begins, 7:10–16

        E: The Flood prevails for 150 days with the mountains covered, 7:17–24

          F: God remembers Noah, 8:1a

        E: The flood recedes after 150 days, and the mountains become visible, 8:1b–5

      D: The earth dries up, 8:6–14

    C: God commands Noah and his family to exit the ark, 8:15–19

   B: Noah builds the altar, 8:20

A: God resolves not to destroy humanity, 8:21 and 8:22.[i]



[i] Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (2008). Ariel's Bible commentary: The book of Genesis (1st ed.) (160–161). San Antonio, TX: Ariel Ministries.

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