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Although not impossible, the imbalance presented by the different chiastic levels of 1 Chr 1:1–2:2 (as compared to 1 Chr 5:1–9:44) makes it highly improbable. Tuell, Chronicles, 17–18. It is to be noted that in his introduction Tuell includes Simeon (1 Chr 4:24–43) within the chiastic level of the tribe of Judah, while later (page 29–31) Simeon is placed with the other tribes. In either case, Tuell’s structure is clearly unbalanced. ” However, see the discussion of his proposal in Kartveit, Motive, 36–40.
64 Wilson points out, however, that the most common maximal length of an oral genealogy is ten to fourteen generations. ” 67 If a genealogy does not link the names in some way by the use of kinship terms (father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister), then it is not a genealogy, but only a list of names. Examples of this are found in 1 Chr 1:1–4, 24–27 where 62 Wilson, Genealogy, 26. The LXX allows for the possibility of four additional generations, taking the total to 30, Knoppers, 1 Chronicles 1–9, 334.
99 Chapell, Christ-Centered Preaching, 134. 100 Yehuda T. Radday, “Chiasmus in Hebrew Biblical Narrative,” in Chiasmus in Antiquity (ed. John W. Welch; Hildesheim: Gerstenberg Verlag, 1981), 51. See, however, Boda’s fourth concern, “errors in purpose," where he questions the presupposition that the centre of a chiasm is its most important point, without however, expanding upon this concern, “Chiasmus,” 58, 67. 98 INTRODUCTION 27 the books of the Bible are silent as to the express purposes for which they were written.