Structural Outlines of the Fourth Gospel
by Rev. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

Jesus Speaks with a Samaritan Woman at Jacob's Well (4:1-42)
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A) 1-4:  Transition: Jesus departs from Judea and heads toward Galilee, passing through Samaria B) 5-6:  Introduction: Jesus arrives about noon at Jacob's well, near the Samaritan town of Sychar C) 7-15:  Jesus and a Samaritan Woman dialogue about "living" Water and Thirst D) 16-19:  Jesus talks about the Woman's husbands; she concludes Jesus is a Prophet E) 20-26:  Jesus and the Samaritan Woman dialogue about "true" Worship & the Messiah/Christ
A') 27:  Transition: The disciples of Jesus return and wonder why he is speaking with a Woman B') 28-30:  The Woman goes back to her town and tells the people about Jesus, wondering if he is the Messiah C') 31-38:  Jesus and his disciples dialogue about his Food and his/their Work D') 39:  Many Samaritan villagers come to believe in Jesus, based on the Woman's testimony E') 40-42:  More Samaritans hear Jesus and come to believe that he is the Savior of the World

Jesus Heals a Royal Official's Son (4:43-54)
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4:43-45  -  Transition: Jesus departs for Galilee, and the Galileans welcome him

4:46-54  -  The Second Sign in Cana:  Jesus heals the son of a royal official who had come from Capernaum:


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