Okay, I know that chaisms are a major literary feature in Hebrew poetry and elsewhere throughout the Scriptures, and that’s all fine and good. However I really can’t stand the tendency to try to find them absolutely everywhere in Scripture. For example Wes Howard-Brook’s Becoming Children of God: Radical Discipleship in the Gospel of John divides up every single section of Scripture in the entire book into chiasms. Every single one. All of them.
I’m all for literary analysis, but the ubiquity of chiasms seems way too forced to me, at least in many, many cases.
So what’s your biblical studies grumpkin?