BYU Studies, Chiasmus, Genesis, Bible
The story of the flood is perhaps one of the best-known stories of the Bible, and its chiastic nature has long been recognized by scholars, most prominently by Yehuda T. Radday and Gordon Wenham.1 These scholars’ theses will briefly be discussed before proceeding to a detailed analysis of the text, which will demonstrate that the biblical flood story is two chiasms combined—one by author “J” and another by author “P.”
Scott, Steven R.
"Chiastic Structuring of the Genesis Flood Story: The Art of Using Chiasm as an Effective Compositional Tool for Combining Earlier Chiastic Narratives,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59:
5, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss5/4