Double Chiasm in Deuteronomy 5:22-27

In Deuteronomy 5:22-27 there is a neat double chiasm:

A: These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain
B: out of the midst of fire, the cloud,
C: and the thick darkness,
D: with a loud voice; and he added no more.
A’/E: And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
D’: And as soon as you heard the voice
C’: out of the midst of the darkness,
B’: while the mountain was burning with fire,
A”: you came near to me all the heads of your tribes, and your elders.

A: And you said, ‘Behold, the LORD our God has shown us his glory and greatness,
B: and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire.
C: This day we have seen the God speak with man, and man still live. Now therefore should we die?
A’/D:For this fire will consume us.
C’: If we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, we shall die.
B’: For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speakingout of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived?
A”: Go near and hear all that the LORD our God will say and speak to us all that the LORD our God will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.

The first A/A’/A” is more simple than the second:
A: These words (the Ten Commandments) God spoke to all the assembly
A’/E: God wrote the Ten Commandments on two tablets of stone and gave them to Moses.
A”: The assembly (with all the heads of their tribes and elders) went to Moses.

In case the second A/A’/A” connection eludes you (as it puzzled me initially):
A: God has shown us glory and greatness
A’/D: This sort of God/fire will consume us (God is a consuming fire!)
A”: Therefore, Moses, please be the mediator between this fire and us. (Moses has experience with the burning bush, a type of Sinai/Horeb, and later, sees God’s glory!)

So what is the point of pointing this out? The Ten Commandments, written in stone, are going to prove to be the means God uses to consume Israel as a burnt offering. For God is a jealous God and a consuming fire (Deut 4:24). A study of the Biblical theology of fire would be a helpful thing, if anyone has any suggestions… There is so much to say about fire with just a cursory overview that I hope it has been comprehensively dealt with already…

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