The study of ancient literature has been enriched in the twentieth century by the growing awareness and understanding of the presence of chiasmus. This form of inverted parallelism has been found in the Bible and in many other ancient writings, where it adds beauty and helps to reveal meaning.
The essays in Chiasmus in Antiquity, first published in Germany in 1981, examine the use and effect of chiasmus in the Old and New Testaments and Book of Mormon, as well as in Sumero-Akkadian, Ugaritic, Talmudic, Greek, and Latin literatures. Research Press is pleased to bring these essays back into print in this first American edition because of their lasting value for the study of this intriguing literary form.
John W. Welch, ed., 1999, 353 pp., Soft Cover, FARMS.