Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Chiasmus in Antiquity, John W. Welch, Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies


Chiasmus in Antiquity: Structures, Analyses, Exegesis, a groundbreaking book out of print for a decade, is now published for the first time in the United State1 as a FARMS reprint (see the enclosed order form) . First released in 1981 in Germany, this volume of essays edited by Professor John W. Welch devotes more than three hundred pages to identifying and analyzing chiasmus in ancient texts. Chiasmus is a form of literary parallelism in which the elements of a textual passage are first presented in one order and then repeated in reverse order.