Chiasmus Criteria in Review By Neal Rappleye | BYU Studies


Chiasmus Criteria in Review

By Neal Rappleye

Have you heard of chiasmus in the Bible and Book of Mormon? It is a literary form that uses a pattern of parallel words or ideas to make a point. This form has been used since ancient times and appears in many cultures to convey meaning in an artistic way. How can a reader tell if a passage is a chiasmus? This article by Neal Rappleye tells the history of chiasmus studies and what criteria scholars use for identifying chiasmus.

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