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Hidden Pyramids of the Bible!

BY Jimmy Akin

| Posted 6/19/13 at 9:53 PM

 

There’s a very interesting thing that the authors of the Bible do.

It’s a technique they use, and it’s very subtle.

Most of the time, we readers miss it.

In fact, most people have never heard of it at all.

But it’s real, and it can give us important clues about the meaning of Bible passages.

Here’s the startling truth about . . . the hidden pyramids of the Bible!

 

It’s Called What?

Sometimes the Bible uses a little-known literary form that most people have never heard of.

It’s called chiasmus.

Whatever does that mean?

We begin to get a glimmer when we consider the origin of the name.

It’s from the Greek letter Chi, which looks like the English letter X.

In a Chi—or an X—there are two lines that cross each other. If you consider just the bottom half of the letter, they form a peak.

One line goes up to the peak and the other descends down.

Like a pyramid.

And that’s what a chiasmus is like, only with words or blocks of texts instead of lines.

A chiasmus is a sequence of elements that can be divided into two halves, with the second half being a mirror image of the first, like steps leading up one side of a pyramid and down the other.

A simple example of a chiasmus is Jesus statement that the “first will be last, and the last first” (Matt. 19:30), which has an A-B-B’-A’ structure.

What’s surprising is now a knowledge of chasmus can unlock the meaning of certain portions of the Bible.

Here's a video I did on the subject . . . 

 

 

 

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