Parallels in Script Form:
A brief explanation and history of this approach
This approach was first
discovered and developed by William C. Murdock in June of 1995. The documents
compiled here represent an effort to write out the chiasms and parallels in script or
sentence form, combining the paralleling elements into a flowing text. While they
generally motivate inspiration, at times they can be a bit awkward -- but so are some
scriptures to begin with. This approach is not intended to be a final translation,
but a working model, for the final say is between each reader and the Spirit or God.
The main weakness of this
approach is that parallel sets are designed by the Lord not to provide a short sentence by
combining the words, but a paragraph or more of salient understanding by reading between
the lines through the direction of the Spirit. These chiasms/parallels in script are
nevertheless useful in getting a feel for a new flow of scripture through the combining of
the texts in parallel or chiastic form.