How to Read the Bible – Part 2 – Student notes 5

2…Genesis 1:1 – 2:3
a) light…verses 3-5
b) sea and sky…verses 6-8
c) dry land…verses 9-10
a’) lights…verses 14-18
b’) fish and birds…verses 20-22
c’) land animals and humans…verses 24-28
d) the Sabbath…chapter 2, verses 1-3
Take note that “___” is what is being emphasized

            3…Genesis 2:4 – 3:24
a) creation of man…2:4-17
b) creation of woman…2:18-25
c) serpent…3:1-5
d) the sin and God’s uncovering of it…3:6-13
c’) punishment of the serpent…3:14-15
b’) punishment of the woman…3:16
a’) punishment of man…3:17-24
Note that “____” is the center and major point of the story.

Book reference…”The Literary Structure of the Old Testament” by David A. Dorsey
This is an excellent book for chiasms. It shows all the chiasms in the Old Testament.
Website references…


Inclusio…bracketing…repeating words or phrases from its opening line and at its conclusion.
What’s in-between these verses is VERY important

1) James 2:14-16…”_______ ________ ___ ___” is in verse 14 & 16. In-between its saying that faith without deeds is a dead faith (or no real faith at all).
2) Hebrews 5:11 – 6:12…”______ ___ ________” in C5V11 and ‘________” in C6V12 are the same Greek word. In-between is a ______________ about falling away from God.
3) Matthew 4:23 – 9:35…”Jesus went preaching, teaching and healing…”
a) chapters 5-7 (the Sermon on the Mount)…He went teaching and preaching
and here’s how to do it.
b) chapters 8-9 (healing)…here’s how to go out and do it.
c) chapter 10 (Jesus sends out the 12 apostles)…now you guys go out and do it.
d) Proverbs 1:5-7 thru is the __________ of the fear of the Lord.