As I continue to study John’s Gospel, I grow increasingly amazed at the beloved disciple’s use of literary structure. Here’s a sampling of things to see in John 1–9.
- The Christological chiasm in John 1:1–18,
- The Christ-centered chiasms of John 1:19–1:51,
- The geographical chiasm of John 2–4 (see also here),
- The literary chiasm of John 5–11,
- The triple chiastic structure of John 7,
- The parallel legal arguments of John 8, and now
- The parallel testimony of the man born blind and all those amazed by his healing
For sake of time, I’m just going to leave this outline here. You can begin to make some biblical and theological connections as you read the chapter for yourself. Or check back in a week or so, and Lord willing, my sermon on John 9 will be up.
Soli Deo Gloria, ds
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