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

The Conversations with Martha & Mary,
and the Death and Raising of Lazarus (11:1-54)
[full NAB text]
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Overview:

[Note: 11:55-57 more properly belong to ch. 12, serving as the introduction to the next episode]

Detailed Structures:

A) 1-6: Introduction: Jesus receives the message from Martha and Mary B) 7-16: Jesus and the Disciples talk about Lazarus and Death C) 17-27: Jesus and Martha dialogue about resurrection and life

C') 28-37: Jesus and Mary and some Jews express sorrow and love

B') 38-44: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead A') 45-54: Conclusion: Various reactions of the Jews

 

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