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

Jesus the Good Shepherd (10:1-21)
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  [see related art]  [see "I AM" sayings]

Note: This chapter does not seem to be structured in a simple chiastic pattern, but shows more complex interweaving, repetition, parallelism, and building of themes. 

Part I: Jesus contrasts himself with others (vv. 1-5, continuing the themes of John 9:39-41)

Narrator reports the listeners' incomprehension:

Jesus used this figure of speech (paroimia, not parabole) with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. (v. 6)

Part II: Jesus speaks of himself as the Sheepgate and as the Good Shepherd (vv. 7-18)

Narrator describes the listeners' divided reaction:

At the Feast of Dedication (10:22-42)
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[see related art]

Part I:  Main Dialogue:

Part II: Geographical Transition and Narrator's Summary:

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