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

The Conclusion of the Book of Signs
(John 11:55-57; 12:1-36a, 44-50, 36b-43)
[full NAB text] [see related art]

Expectations before the Passover (11:55-57)

Narrator: (vv. 55-56a)

They: "What do you think?  Surely he will not come to the festival, will he?" (v. 56b)

Narrator: (v. 57)

The Anointing at Bethany (12:1-11)

Narrator: (vv. 1-4)

Judas Iscariot: "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?" (v. 5)

Narrator: (v. 6)

Jesus: "Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me/" (vv. 7-8)

Narrator: (vv. 9-11)

Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem (12:12-19)

Narrator: (vv. 12-13a)

[Great Crowd]: "Hosanna!  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, (even) the king of Israel." (v. 13)

Narrator: (vv. 14-18)

Pharisees: "You see that you are gaining nothing.  Look, the whole word has gone after him." (v. 19)

The "Hour" of Jesus Has Come; Jesus Speaks of His Death (12:20-36a)

Narrator: (vv. 20-21a)

Greeks: "Sir, we would like to see Jesus." (v. 21b)

Narrator: (v. 22)

Jesus: (vv. 23-28a)

Voice: "I have glorified it and will glorify it again." (v. 28b)

Crowd: "An angel has spoken to him." (v. 29)

Jesus: (vv. 30-33)

Crowd: (v. 34)

Jesus: (vv. 35-36a)

Jesus' Last Public Words (12:44-50)

Jesus: (vv. 44-50)

The Narrator's Summary and Conclusion (12:36b-43)

Narrator: (vv. 36b-43)

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