oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - The structure of Titus : criss-cross chiasmus as structural marker

Volume 3, Issue 03
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



In terms of structure, Titus is one of the most neatly crafted epistles in the New Testament, its key structural marker has gone largely unnoticed in scholarly literature. In this article, I set forth a proposal that criss-cross chiasmus provides the structural skeleton around which the letter is built. I point out three occurrences of this technique in the letter and illustrate how it might be used as the primary organising principle of the letter's macrostructure.

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