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Larry Kelsey

Shlama Akhay,

This is taken from Kenneth E. Bailey, Poet and Peasant: A Literary Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1976), pp. 65-66.

A Chiasmus

A This one {Jesus}...you crucified and killed
B But God raised Him up, having loosed the pangs of death {or 'cords of Sheol'-Peshitta}
C David says...
MEN, BROTHERS, IT IS NECESSARY TO SPEAK TO YOU BOLDLY
D That the patriarch David died and was buried
(and his tomb is with us to this day)
E Being therefore a prophet, and knowing
F That God had sworn with an oath to him
G That He would set one of his descendants on his
throne
H He foresaw and spoke
I Of the resurrection of Christ
J That He was not abandoned to Hades
J' Nor did His flesh see corruption
I' This Jesus God raised up
H' Of that we are all witnesses
G' Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God
F' Having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit
E' He has poured out this which you see and hear
D' For David did not ascend into the heavens
C' David says...
ASSUREDLY, THEREFORE, LET ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL KNOW
B' That God has made Him Lord and Christ
A' This Jesus whom you crucified

Compare A with A'...B with B'...C with C'...etc., etc.,

Shlama w'Burkate, Larry Kelsey