It’s another Friday installment of this great series on Genesis by KD Manes. Comments disabled here so please leave your thoughts on her blog
The Bible is more than just great stories with wonderful prose and poetry – it is personal instructions from our loving God who sometimes speaks in unexpected ways.” – Thomas B. Clarke
(Author of Joshua’s Spiritual Warfare: Understanding the Chiasms of Joshua)
I’ll be honest. This section in Genesis has thrown me for a loop.
It’s not the comprehension, but the structure of this passage that feels scattered to me: similar themes repeated, but in random order, kind of like a math pattern. (Math has always been a challenge for me.)
How Lord, I asked, can I organize this section without messing up the order. . . . Is there an order?
And then my husband told me about the chiastic structure of Matthew that our pastor taught one Sunday when I was gone. After looking up chiastic structure, I realized, there is an order to this passage!…
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