Heidegger's Bible Handbook: John: Synoptic Outline

The parts:

I. The description of the person and coming of Christ: chapter 1:1-18.

II. The ministry of John the Baptist: chapter 1:19-36.

III. Christ’s actions, teaching, and miracles: chapters 1:37-12:50. In which is,

1. The calling of the Apostles, Nathanael: chapter 1:37-51.

2. His first sign in Cana: chapter 2:1-12.

3. Matters conducted:

a. At the first Passover: chapters 2-4. In which is,

α. The reformation of the Temple, the dissolution of His body: chapter 2:13-25.

β. The conversation with Nicodemus; the baptism of John: chapter 3.

γ. The conversation with the Samaritan woman; the son of the Nobleman: chapter 4.

b. At the second Passover: chapters 5, 6. In which is,

α. The healing of the sick man at Bethesda; an apology against the Jews: chapter 5.

β. The miraculous feeding: chapter 6.

c. At the third Passover: chapters 7-12. In which is,

α. Dispute with the Jews concerning His person: chapter 7.

β. The adulterous woman; contention with the Jews concerning Himself, the Father, etc.: chapter 8.

γ. The healing of the man born blind, and his defense of Christ and himself: chapter 9.

δ. The true Shepherd; dissension because of Christ: chapter 10.

ε. Lazarus raised; and plots against Christ: chapter 11.

ζ. Christ anointed by Mary, having entered Jerusalem; the Greeks taught concerning His Sufferings: chapter 12.

IV. His sufferings: chapters 13-19. In which are,

1. Things preceding: chapters 13-17. In which is,

a. The washing of feet; Judas the traitor; the exhortation to love: chapter 13.

b. The sorrow of the disciples; His response to questions; the promise of the Advocate: chapter 14.

c. The parable of the vine; love commended: chapter 15.

d. Persecution predicted; the Holy Spirit and other things promised: chapter 16.

e. Prayer for His glorification, for His Apostles and all believers: chapter 17.

2. The suffering itself: chapters 18, 19. In which is,

a. Christ’s arrest; the denial of Peter, His delivery into the hands of the Gentiles: chapters 18.

b. Mockery, condemnation, crucifixion, death, burial: chapter 19.

V. The glory of the resurrection: chapters 20, 21.

1. Christ, having been raised, appears to Mary, to the disciples, to Thomas: chapter 20.

2. He appears to seven disciples; He restores Peter to the office of feeding the sheep; He prepares him for sufferings:chapter 21.