Art and Images related to John's Gospel
compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

JOHN 4–6

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4:1-42) - this episode is found only in the Fourth Gospel

Jesus Heals a Royal Official's Son (John 4:43-54) - this episode is similar to Matt 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10; the details different in John would be hard to depict in art

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William Hogarth: The Pool of BethesdaThe Sabbath Healing at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-18) - this story is found only in John's Gospel

The Ensuing Controversy (John 5:19-47) - this episode is found only in John, but would be difficult to portray in art

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Pedro Orrente: The Feeding of the Five ThousandThe Feeding of the Five Thousand (John 6:1-16) - this story is in all four Gospels (Mark 6:32-4; Matt 14:13-21; Luke 9:10-17); distinctively Johannine details include the mention of the young boy, that the loaves are made of barley, and the people's acclamation at the end

Jesus Walks on the Water (John 6:17-21) - this story is in two other Gospels (Mark 6:45-52; Matt 14:22-33), but only Matthew has Peter walk on water also

The Bread of Life Discourse & Words of Eternal Life (John 6:22-71) - these dialogues are found only in John, but difficult to depict artistically

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John 1, esp. John (the Baptizer)
John 2–3, esp. the Wedding at Cana
John 4–6, esp. the Samaritan Woman
John 7–8, esp. the Adulterous Woman
John 9 –10, esp. the Man Born Blind
John 11–12, esp. the Raising of Lazarus
John 13–17, esp. the Washing of the Feet
John 18–19, esp. the Crucifixion and Burial Scenes
John 20–21, esp. Mary Magdalene & Doubting Thomas
Depictions of John the Evangelist
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