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Something special hidden in plain site....

Something fun from the Bible and a refutation of the Documentary Hypothesis - I hope you'll enjoy it....

While studying at college, I saw something I think is amazing. It's a pattern known as a Chiasm. "Chiasm" comes from the Greek letter Chi which is shaped like our "X." I was so impressed that I started looking for them. Basically, it’s a pattern which starts in one direction and then turns around and repeats itself in the opposite direction.

First, I'd like to show you those I found. Remember, these are patterns which are in plain sight and probably discernable in any language the Bible is translated in. They span versions of the Bible as well, so you can find them in the version you use as long as it's a good quality translation. I hope after you see this, that you'll look for them yourself and share them with me if you find any. Remember, these have been right in plain sight - for up to 3500 years. What a joy it is to share it with others - the recipients of God's favor!

These first two are actually one inside the next, showing great intricacy!
 



Genesis 3:5 – 3:22 – That Serpent of Old, called the Devil and Satan.
The Fall of Man (4/8/2008)

a 3:5  You will be like God, knowing good and evil
 b 3:7  They made coverings of fig leaves
          c 3:8  Wife as yet unnamed
               d 3:9  Adam questioned
                   e 3:12-13a  Eve accused and questioned
                       f 3:13b  Serpent accused
                       f 3:14  Serpent’s curse
                    e 3:16  Eve’s curse
                3:17-19 Adam’s curse
          c 3:20  Wife is named Eve
     b 3:21  The LORD God made them tunics of skin and clothed them.
a 3:22 Man is like one of Us, to know good and evil.



Genesis 3:6 – 3:22 – Where are you?
Hard Questions (4/8/2008)

a 3:6  She ate the fruit from the tree and then gave it to her husband.
     b 3:7  They realized they were naked.
          c 3:8  Adam and Eve hid themselves.
               d 3:9  Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
          c 3:10  “I hid myself.”
     b 3:11a  “Who told you that you were naked?”
a 3:11b  “Have you eaten from the tree?”

Genesis 23:7-20 – Abraham Buries His Dead

A Purchase of Land (10/15/2012)

 

a (7) sons of Heth

      b (9) the cave of Machpelah which he has, which is at the end of his field

         c (10) - in the presence of the sons of Heth, all who entered at the gate of his city

                d (11) - the field and the cave that is in it

                        e (11) - in the presence of the sons of my people

                                f (11) - Bury your dead!”

                                       g (12, 13) - Abraham spoke to Ephron

                                               x (13) “If you will give it, please hear me. I will give you

                                                money for the field; take it from me and I will bury my dead

                                                there.”

                                      g (14) Ephron answered Abraham

                               f (15) - So bury your dead.”

                        e (16) - in the hearing of the sons of Heth

                   d (17) - the field and the cave which was in it

             c (18) - in the presence of the sons of Heth, before all who entered at the gate of his
                    city

        b (19) the cave of the field of Machpelah

 a (20) sons of Heth




Genesis 23:17-20 – Abraham Buries Sarah

A Purchase of Land (10/16/2012)



a. so the field of Machpelah… before Mamre…the field and the cave in it… were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth

       x. And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah

 a. so the field of Machpelah… before Mamre…the field and the cave in it… were deeded to Abraham by the sons of Heth



Genesis 37:5-8 - Joseph's Dream

Israel Bows to the King (08/26/13)

 

a. Concerning Joseph's dream spoken to his brothers

     b. they hated him even more

          c. So he said to them, “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: (giving of the

              dream)

               x. There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and

                   also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed

                   down to my sheaf.”

          c. And his brothers said to him, “Shall you indeed reign over us? Or shall you

              indeed have dominion over us?” (explanation of the dream)

     b. they hated him even more

a. Concerning his dreams and his words to his brothers


Exodus 3:85 – 3:17 – I AM WHO I AM
The God Who Sees Promises Deliverance (8/22/2011) (Susan Garret and Charlie Garrett)

a 3:8(a) a land flowing with milk and honey
  b 3:8(b) to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the
        Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites.
          c 3:9(a) the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me
               d 3:9(b) I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.
                    e 3:10 I will send you to Pharaoh
                        f 3:12 this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you
                             g 3:13(a) The God of your fathers has sent me to you,
                                       i 3:13(b) What is His name?
                                            j 3:13(c) What shall I say to them
                                                 x 3:14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
                                            j 3:14(b) Thus you shall say to the children of Israel,
                                       i 3:14(c) I AM has sent me to you.
                             g 3:15(a) The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the
                                           God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.
                        f 3:15(c) This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all
                          generations.
                   e 3:16(a) Go and gather the elders of Israel
              d 3:16(b)I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt
         c 3:17(a) I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt
    b 3:17(b) to the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the
        Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites
a 3:17(c) a land flowing with milk and honey



Exodus 13:21-14:20 – In the Wilderness (4/23/08)
Miracles and Complaints

a 13:21, 22 The pillar of cloud/fire led the way.
     b 14:4 Harden Pharaoh’s heart to gain honor over him.
            c 14:9 Israel lifted their eyes and were very afraid.
                 d 14:11 …to die in the wilderness
                 d 14:12 … we should die in the wilderness.
            c 14:13 Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD.
     b 14:17 Harden Egyptians hearts to gain honor over Pharaoh and all his army.
a 14:19, 20 The pillar of cloud went behind them.



 Exodus 14:21-31 – Stretch Out Your Hand Over the Sea (4/23/08)
The Great Miracle

a 14:21 LORD produced miracle through Moses.
     b 14:22 Through sea on dry ground, the waters a wall to their right and left.
            c 14:23-25 Army of Pharaoh troubled
               d 14:26 “Stretch out your hand over the sea."
               d 14:27 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea
            c 14:28 Army of Pharaoh destroyed.
     b 14:29 Through sea on dry ground, the waters a wall to their right and left.
a 14:30, 31 Israelites saw the miracle and feared the LORD and Moses.


Exodus 22:28-23:13 - Help your enemy if his donkey/ox is in trouble

“Love your neighbor as yourself” Found by Sergio Voitenko (01/30/13)

a 22:28 shall not revile God
     b 22:30 oxen and your sheep shall be with its mother seven days
          c 22:31 "you shall not eat meat torn by beasts in the field"

               d 23:1 "You shall not circulate a false report."
                    e 23:3 not to show partiality to a poor man in his dispute.
                         x 23:4 enemy's ox or donkey going astray, help him

                         x 23:5 donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden, help him
                    e 23:6 not to pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute
                d 23:7 "Keep yourself far from a false matter;"
          c 23:11 "and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat."

     b 23:12 rest on seventh day, so ox and donkey may rest
a 23:13 no mention of the name of other gods


Exodus 32:1-34:170 – The Glory of the LORD (8/31/11)
A Call to Holiness

a 32:1-35 Example of idolatry.
   b 33:2 And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the
            Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
         c 33:3 for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are
                    a stiff-necked people
              d 33:7-11 Moses meets the Lord in the Tabernacle.
                   e 33:12 You have said, “I know you by name.”
                        f 33:12 You have also found grace in My sight
                              g 33:13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight,
                                           show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may
                                           find grace in Your sight.
                                  h 33:13 And consider that this nation is Your people
                                       i 33:14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will
                                                  give you rest.”
                                            x 33:15 If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us
                                                        up from here.
                                       i 33:16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I
                                                   have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us?
                                  h 33:16 So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the
                                              people who are upon the face of the earth.
                             g 33:17 I will also do this thing that you have spoken
                        f 33:17 You have found grace in My sight
                   e 33:17 I know you by name
              d 3318-34:8 Moses meets the Lord on Mt. Sinai.
         c 34:9 O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked
                    people
    b 34:11 Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and
                 the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
a 34:12-17 Warning against idolatry.



Leviticus 6:9-13 – Handling of the burnt offering and its ashes (5/13/08)
The Burnt Offering

a 6:9 The fire shall be kept burning
     b 6:10 The fire shall be kept burning/the ashes of the burnt offer shall be taken up
         x 6:11 Carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.
     b 6:12 The fire shall be kept burning; and the burnt offering shall be lain on it
a 6:13 The fire shall be kept burning; it shall never go out



Numbers 9:18-23, Traveling by the Cloud; A chiasm of obediance.

a - At the command of the LORD the people would camp (18).
    b - The people would not journey as long as the cloud continued (19).
        x - So it was, they would remain and they would journey by the cloud (20).
        x - So it was, they would remain and they would journey by the cloud (21).
    b - The people would not journey as long as thc cloud continued (22).
a - At the command of the LORD the people remained encamped (23).
Vnce found this one.



Deuteronomy 3:25-4:22 - Call upon Him.
Israel's Instruction (11/07)

a 3:25  Moses wants to cross Jordan
       b 3:26  Lord angry with Moses 
                c 3:27  “Lift your eyes toward the west, the north, the south, and the east.” 
                      d 4:2-4  Example of apostasy (sexual immorality)
                            e 4:5  Taught statutes and judgments
                                f 4:6  Be careful to observe them (judgments)
                                    g 4:7  Great nation
                                            x 4:7  Call upon Him
                                     g 4:8  Great nation
                                 f 4:9  Diligently keep yourself (judgments)
                            e 4:10-14  Taught statutes and judgments.
                      d 4:15-18  Warning of apostasy (idolatry)
                 c 4:19  “Lift your eyes to heaven.”
        b 4:21  Lord angry with Moses
a 4:22  Moses must not cross over the Jordan

 

 

 

Deuteronomy 9:6-13 – The Lord Gave to Moses two stone tablets
Moses on the mountain of God (6/3/2008)

a 9:6 You are a stiff-necked people
---- b 9:7, 8 You who came out of Egypt provoked the LORD to wrath
-------c 9:9, 10 I received two tablets of stone when on the mountain 40 days and nights
-------c 9:11 At the end of 40 days and nights, the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone
-----b 9:12 The people who came out of Egypt acted corruptly and disobeyed the LORD
a 9:13: Indeed, they are a stiff-necked people
 


Joshua 22:10-34 - The LORD, God of gods.
A great misunderstanding. (11/22/07)

a 22:10  Impressive Altar
      b 22:12  Preparation for war against tribes across Jordan.
            c 22:13  Phinehas sent.
                  d 22:16-18  Turn away from following the LORD; He will be angry with us.
                        e 22:18  Discussion of rebellion.
                              f 22:19  The land is defiled by an unauthorized altar.
                                    g 22:20  Wrath on Israel because of Aachan’s trespass.
                                          x 22:22 – The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods.
                                     g 22:23  “If because of trespass, let God require it of us.”
                              f 22:26-28  The land is not defiled; it is not an altar for sacrifice.
                        e 22:29  Denial of rebellion against the LORD.
                  d 22:31 The LORD is among us; we are delivered from His hand.
            c 22:32  Phinehas returns.
      b 22:33  Cancellation of war preparation against tribes across Jordan.
a 22:34 – Altar called “Witness”
 


Judges 1 - So the LORD was with Judah.
A Chiams of Contrasts – Judah Prevails (11/26/2007)
 
Judah/Simeon overcome Canaan’s inhabitants.
     b 1:6  Adoni-Bezek has thumbs and toes cut off.
         c 1:8  Jerusalem taken by Judah.
             d 1:10  Sheshai, Ahiman, Talmai killed.
                   e 1:15  Caleb’s daughter given land in the South.
                        f 1:15  Upper springs/lower springs.
                             x 1:19  So the Lord was with Judah.
                        f 1:19  Mountains/lowland.
                    e 1:20  Caleb given Hebron
               d 1:20  Three sons of Anak killed.
          c 1:21  Jebusites in Jerusalem not driven out by Benjamin.
     b 1:24  Man shown mercy at destruction of Beth’el.
a 7 other tribes fail to overcome Canaan’s inhabitants.




1 Samuel 18:11–19:1 – David - Saul’s Son in Law.
The price of obtaining a bride. (12/12/07)

a 18:11 Saul tries to kill David
     b 18:14 David behaved wisely
          c 18:15 Saul afraid of David
               d 18:16 All Judah and Israel loved David
                    e 18:17a Saul Promises Merab, his daughter, to David
                         f 18:17b Saul sets David against Philistines
                              g 18:18 David questioned right to be son-in-law
                                   h 18:21 Saul sets David against the Philistines
                                        i 18:22a Saul commands his servants
                                             j 18:22 David told to become Saul’s son-in-law
                                             j 18:23 David questions right to be son-in law
                                        i 18:24 Saul’s servants respond to him
                                   h 18:25 Saul sets David against the Philistines
                              g 18:26 David pledged to become Saul’s son-in-law
                         f 18:27a David fights the Philistines
                    e 18:27b Saul gives Michal, his daughter to David
               d 18:28 Michal, Saul’s daughter, loved David
          c 18:29 Saul afraid of David
     b 18:30 David behaved wisely
a 19:1 Saul instructs that David be killed.



2 Samuel 7:19-29 – Prayer for the Davidic House
King David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving (04/03/2011)

a 7:19 “You have spoken about your servant’s house in the distant future”
   b 7:21 You have revealed all these great things to your servant.
      c 7:24 God establishes the people Israel
      c 7:26 God establishes the House of David
   b 7:28 “Your words are true and you have promised grace to Your servant.
a 7:29 “You have spoken and Your servant’s house will be blessed forever.



1 Kings 1:10-19 – Awaiting the king’s decision.
Adonijah’s attempt to usurp the throne. (12/17/05)

a 1:10 Strategic guests not invited to Adonijah’s party, including Solomon.
         b 1:11 Nathan tells Bathsheba Adonijah has become king and David doesn’t know it.
             c 1:13 Bathsheba told to remind king that Solomon was to reign after David.
                 d 1:15 Bathsheba appears before the king.
                 d 1:16 Bathsheba pays homage to the king.
             c 1:17 Bathsheba reminds the king that Solomon was to reign after David.
         b 1:18 Bathsheba tells David Adonijah has become king and David doesn’t know it.
a 1:19 Strategic guests invited to Adonijah’s party, but not Solomon.



2 Kings 2:2-25 - …and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Elisha assumes Elijah's position.  (12/22/07)

a 2:2 Elijah and Elisha go from Gilgal to Bethel (SE – NW)
    b 2:4 Elijah and Elisha go from Bethel to Jericho.
        c 2:4 Elijah and Elisha came to Jericho.
            d 2:7 Sons of the prophets stood facing Elijah and Elisha.
                e 2:8 Elijah took his mantle and struck the water.
                    f 2:10 …if you see me when I am taken from you…
                        g 2:11 …a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire.
                            x 2:11 …and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
                        g 2:12…the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!
                    f 2:12 So he saw him no more...
                e 2:14 Elisha took the mantle and struck the water.
            d 2:15 Sons of the prophets came to meet Elisha.
        c 2:18 Elisha stayed in Jericho.
    b 2:23 Elisha went up from Jericho to Bethel.
a 2:25 Elisha goes from Bethel to Mount Carmel (SE-NW)



For these next two, one is actually inside the other just like the two from Genesis 3 above.  This is really exciting! Plus the second one spans 9 chapters of the Bible!


2 Chronicles 5:12-7:6 – The Dedication of the Temple. (12/31/07)

a 5:12 Levites with instruments and sounding of trumpets, etc.
     b 5:13 For He is good, For His mercy endures forever
          c 5:14 The priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the
                     glory of the LORD filled the house of God.
               d 6:1, 2 Solomon makes poetic introduction to his speech.
                    x  6:3-6-40 Solomon’s prayer for the dedication of the Temple
              d 6:41, 42 Solomon makes poetic closing to his speech.
          c  7:2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of
                     the LORD had filled the LORD’s house.
     b 7:3 For He is good, For His mercy endures forever
a 7:6  Levites with instruments and sounds of trumpets, etc.




2 Chronicles 1:1 – 9:31 – the Life of Solomon, King of Israel.
The Builder of the Temple (1/1/8)

a 1:1 Solomon’s rule introduced.
       b 1:14-16 Solomon’s wealth displayed – chariots, horsemen, silver and gold in
                        Jerusalem as abundant as stones, cedars as abundant as sycamores, horses
                         imported from Egypt and elsewhere.
                c 2:11 Hiram says, “Because the LORD loves his people, he has made you their
                            king.”
                        d 2:17, 18 Aliens in the land conscripted.
                              e 3:1 Solomon begins work on the Temple then his house.
                                   f 3:2-5:1 Temple Construction.
                                   f 5:2-7:1 Temple Dedication.
                              e 8:1 Solomon completes work on the Temple and his house.
                        d 8:7, 8 Aliens in the land conscripted.
                c 9:18 Queen of Sheba says, “Because of the love of your God for Israel and
                           his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them…”
     b 9:25-28 Solomon’s wealth displayed – chariots, horsemen, silver and gold in
                       Jerusalem as abundant as stones, cedars as abundant as sycamores, horses
                       imported from Egypt and elsewhere.
a 9:31 Solomon’s rule completed.

Of all of them I've found, the one from Deuteronomy 3:25 and the next one are my favorites. This next one is simply a song of love - clear and simple!



Hosea 1:9-2:23 - “But Me she forgot,” says the LORD.
A Chiasm of Contrasts - Our Unfaithfulness and God's Unlimited Mercy (11/23/07)

a 1:9  You are not my people, I will not be your God.
    b 1:10  Jezreel (God will sow.)
        c 2:3  Dry Land, thirst.
            d 2:5  Wife departs from her husband.
                e 2:7  Wife returns to her husband.
                    f 2:9  Take away the new wine.
                        g 2:10-12  God punishes Israel.
                            h 2:13  God will punish her.
                                x 2:13  “But Me she forgot,” says the LORD
                             h 2:14a  God will allure her.
                        g 2:14b  God comforts Israel.
                    f 2:15  Give vineyards.
                e 2:16  LORD says, “That you will call me ‘My Husband.’”
            d 2:19  Husband betroths wife.
        c 2:21, 22  Grain, new wine, oil.
    b 2:22  Jezreel (God will sow.)
a 2:23  You are my people; You are my God.



You won't find this next one in a Bible based on the critical text. It will only be apparent in one based on the Textus Receptus.
 
1 Corinthians 11:27-29 – Each man should examine himself when taking sacraments
A short chiasm on The Lord’s Supper (5/13/08)

a 11:27 Eating and drinking in an unworthy manner brings guilt.
----x 11:28 – Each man should examine himself when taking sacraments
a 11:29 Eating and drinking in an unworthy manner brings judgment.


I did a chiasm search on the next one and found that the entire book of Ephesians is laid out in a chiastic structure and that there are chiasms that run through the entire book. It is an amazing thing to see and I noticed that this chiasm had already been isolated, but it wasn’t well defined. As I noticed it and defined it, I am including it here, but the site that I checked should be noted as having found it first. This is the link – http://www.bryandavismusic.com/chiasms/0000XXXEphesiansChiasmfinal40X.pdf

 

Ephesians 2:12-19 - Nothing but the Blood

Once without Hope, Now Saints of God.

 a. at that time you were without Christ
    b. being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers
         c. having no hope and without God in the world
             d. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near
                 e. by the blood of Christ
                     f. For He Himself is our peace
                        g. made both one
                            h. broken down the middle wall of separation
                                x. having abolished in His flesh the enmity
                             h. the law of commandments contained in ordinances
                         g. one new man from the two
                     f. thus making peace
                 e. through the cross
            d. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who
                were near
        c. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father
    b. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners

a. but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God


Revelation 2:2, 3 – Testing the church.
The Lord knows His own

a. works
    b. labor
        c. patience
            x. tested the claims of the liars
        c. patience
    b. labor
a. haven’t become weary (works)

Revelation 21:23-27, The Gates of New Jerusalem
There shall be no night there. (11/22/2012)

a. The glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
    b. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light,
        c. And the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
            x. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there).
        c. And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
    b. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a
        lie,
a. But only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.


Here is another I didn't find. Rather, it's from the book Before Abraham Was, by Isaac M. Kikawada and Arthur Quinn. This one spans the beloved Noah account from Genesis 6:10 - 9:19. You've certainly read this account, but now look at it in a whole new way:

The Flood of Noah

A Noah (6:10a)
  B   Shem, Ham and Japheth (6:10b)
   C     Ark to be built (6:14-16)
    D      Flood announced (6:17)
     E        Covenant with Noah (6:18-20)
      F          Food in theArk(6:21)
       G           Command to enter theArk(7:1-3)
        H             7 days waiting for flood (7:4-5)
         I                7 days waiting for flood (7:7-10)
          J                  Entry to ark (7:11-15)
           K                   Yahweh shuts Noah in (7:16)
             L                     40 days flood (7:17a)
             M                     Waters increase (7:17b-18)
              N                        Mountains covered (7:18-20)
               O                          150 days waters prevail (7:21-24)
                P                            God Remembers Noah (8:1)
               O                         150 days waters abate (8:3)
              N                       Mountain tops become visible (8:4-5)
             M                     Waters abate (8:6)
            L                     40 days (end of) (8:6a)
          K                   Noah opens window of ark(8:6b)
         J                   Raven and dove leave ark (8:7-9)
        I                  7 days waiting for waters to subside (8:10-11)
       H               7 days waiting for waters to subside (8:12-13)
      G             Command to leave the ark (8:15-17)
     F            Food outside the ark(9:1-4)
    E          Covenant with all flesh(9:8-10)
   D        No flood in future(9:11-17)
  C      Ark (9:18a)
 B    Shem, Ham, Japheth (9:18b)
A  Noah (9:19)


Think about this....these things prove the single authorship of the account each comes from. Some people deny that Moses, for example, was responsible for the first five books of the Bible and that instead many people worked on it over the centuries. However, this is certainly not the case. Instead, God selected Moses to transmit His own words with all these fun patterns tucked away for us to find. Don't be a doubter, be a believer and cherish God's holy Word!

 

 

 

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