Luke 16:1-31 Chiastic structure.
I have to repeat the commentary by David Sterns concerning the meaning of the central axis, which is commonly misunderstood:
Up to the time of Yochanan the Immerser [John the Baptist] there were the Torah and the Prophets giving their prophetic and predictive witness to the coming of the Kingdom of God. The verse does not mean that the authority of the Torah and the Prophets came to an end when Yochanan appeared (an error even the notable Hebrew Christian thinker David Baron made). But since then, in addition to their witness (v. 31, Jn. 5:46, Ro 3:21), the Good News of the Kingdom of God, which is now “near,” has been proclaimed directly, first by Yochanan (Mt 3:1-2) and now by Yeshua (Mt 4:17, Mk 1:15), with the result that everyone is pushing to get in.
– David H. Stern, Jewish New Testament Commentary, pg. 134