Chiasms in Zechariah

Discussion in 'OT Prophets' started by BayouHuguenot, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    This is from George Klein's (not Meredith Kline) commentary on Zechariah. These chiasms, well-vetted in the scholarly literature, can really aid in getting the larger scope of the book.
    rom George Klein's commentary (NAC) on Zechariah.

    A. Vision 1: The man on a red horse (1.7-17).
    B. Vision 2: Four horns and four craftsmen (1.18-21).
    C. Vision 3: The Surveyor (2.1-13).
    D. Vision 4: The cleansing of the high priest (3.1-10).
    D’ Vision 5: The lampstand and the two olive trees (4.1-4).
    C’ Vision 6: The flying scroll (5.1-4).
    B’ Vision 7: The woman in the basket (5.5-11).
    A’ Vision 8. The Four chariots (6.1-8).

    A question about fasting

    A. Embassy with question about fasting (7.13)
    B. God's answer concerning fasting (7.4-6).
    C. Ancestor's misconduct (7.7-12a).
    D. Judgment against the ancestors (7.12b-14).
    E. Exhortation (8.9-13)
    D' Salvation in the present and future (8.1-8, 14-15).
    C' The Community's Conduct (8.16-17)
    B' God's edict concerning fasting (8.18-19)
    A' Embassy to seek the Lord (8.20-23)

    Chiasm of 9-14

    A. Judgment and salvation of surrounding nations (9:1-8).
    B. Introduction to the King (9.9-10).
    C. Israel’s battle and ultimate victory (9.11-10.1)
    D. Idolatry and Judgment (10.2-3a)
    C’ Israel’s battle and victory (10.3b-11.3).
    B’ The People reject the shepherds (11.4-17)
    C” Israel’s battle and victory (12.1-9).
    B” Yahweh’s servant pierced; mourning and purification (12.10-13.1)
    D” Idolatry and judgment (13.2-6).
    B”’ Shepherd struck; judgment, purification, and return to God (13.7-9).
    C”’ Israel’s battle and victory (14.1-9).
    A’ Judgment and salvation of all nations (14.16-21).
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  2. Timotheos

    Timotheos Puritan Board Freshman

    The first set of chiasmus was helpful when preaching through Zechariah.

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