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Miscellaneous Pearls — The Chiastic form of the story of Noah and the ark

Chiasmus in the story of Noah and the ark

This incredible information is presented in KnoWhy #629 on Book of Mormon Central’s website.

A. God pledges to Noah to destroy all flesh (6:13)
 B. Flood to destroy all flesh (6:17)
    C. Covenant to sustain Noah (6:18–20)
.         D. Command to gather food while world is destroyed (6:21)
          E. Command to enter the ark + fulfillment (7:1–5)
.               F. Year 600—beginning of the flood (7:6)
.                  G. Birds enter the ark (7:8)
                   H. 7 days waiting for flood (7:10)
                      I. Rain on the earth (7:12)
.                          J. Birds enter the ark (7:14)
                           K. The Lord shuts Noah in (7:16)
                              L. 40 days of flooding (7:17)
                                 M. Waters increase (7:17–18)
.                                      N. Mountains covered (7:19–20)
                                      O. 150 days waters prevail (7:24)
                                         P. God remembers Noah (8:1)
                                      O. 150 days waters abate (8:3)
                                   N. Mountain tops visible (8:4–5)
.                                   M. Waters abate (8:5)
.                                 L. 40 days of receding waters (8:6)
.                              K. Noah opens window of ark (8:6)
                         J. Raven and dove leave ark (8:7–8)
.                        I. Water on the earth (8:9)
                   H. 7 days waiting for water to subside (8:10)
.                  G. Dove leaves the ark (8:10–12)
             F. Year 601—the earth dries (8:13)
.            E. Command to leave the ark + fulfillment (8:15–19)
.         D. Commands regarding food in the new order (9:1–5)
    C. Covenant to sustain all flesh (9:8–10)
.   B. No flood will destroy flesh (9:15)
A. God pledges to Noah to preserve all flesh (9:17)


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