Sequence of Events






Light of the world: Heals a man born blind on the Sabbath

Responses: (1) the blind man’s neighbors (2) the Pharisees (3) the blind man’s parents (4) the blind man excommunication






Befriending the man born blind, now healed

Man (9:11) → Prophet (9:17) → from God (9:33) →Son of Man (9:35,38)

Allegory of the Good Shepherd vs Thieves and Robbers ... thus claiming to be the (true) Shepherd of Israel (cf. Isa. 40:10-11)






FEAST OF DEDICATION (Heb. Hanukkah aka Feast of Lights) celebrated in NOV or DEC, it commemorates the revolt and victory of the Maccabees (Hasmoneans) against Antiochus Epiphanes of Syria and the rededication of the temple in 165 BC.

Solomon’s porch, TEMPLE

“If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

Answer: My works bear witness of Me (but you are not of My sheep)





“I and the Father are one.”

Outcome: A second attempt to stone Him

A Chronology of the Life of Christ (9)


Mind Map of Jesus' Ministry Around the Feast of Dedication

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