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The Book of Signs

John’s Book of Signs: Before the Hour (John 2-12)

    J 4 Sign 1 — The Water to Wine at a Wedding in Cana (John 2:1-12; Aland # 22-23)

      2 Baruch 29:5

      1 Enoch 10:19

      Tobit 11:19

      m Betsah 2:3

    J 5 The Cleansing of the Temple and an Allusion to Resurrection, the Great Sign (John 2:13-25; Aland # 24-26)

      b Shebuoth 36a

      b Sanhedrin 38b

      m Bekhorot 8:7

      Shekalim 7:2

      Benediction 14 of the Shemoneh Esreh

      4Qflor

      Mekilta on Exodus 16:32 [Tractate Vayassa’ 6 lines 60-64]

    J 6 What Do the Signs Show? Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3:1-21)

      1QS 6:6-8

      Jubilees 1:23-25

      1QS 4:19-21

    J 7 Jesus and John the Baptist- The Bridegroom, the Christ, The One from Above Must Increase (John 3:22-36; Aland # 28-29)

      1 Maccabees 9:39

      Midrash Rabbah on Leviticus 15:2

    J 8 Jesus and the Samaritan Woman- Worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:1-42; Aland # 30-31)

      Josephus, Antiquities 20.118

      Josephus, War 2.232; Life 269).

      m. Niddah 4.1

      Pirke Aboth 1.5

      m Sotah 3.4

      Shebiith 8.10

      Judg 14:6, 19; 15:14 LXX

      1 Kgdms 10:2, 10 LXX (= 1 Sam 10:6, 10)

      Isa 35:6 LXX

    J 9 A Second Galilean Sign: The Healing of a Royal Official’s Son (John 4:43-54; Aland # 32, 85)

      Josephus, War 1.45

      Josephus, Life 72, 400-01

    J 10 A Controversial Sabbath Healing in Jerusalem (John 5:1-18; Aland # 140-141a)

      m Shabbat 7.2

      m Shabbat 10.5

      Legum Allegoriae I 5-6

      Exodus Rabbah 30.6

    J 11 The Discourse Defending the Sabbath Healing- “The Son Does Nothing of His Own Accord” (John 5:19-47; Aland #141b)

      b Taanith 2b

      Shemoneh Esreh, blessing no. 2

      Sirach 48:1

      b Shabbat 116b

      Pirke Aboth 2.7

      Baruch 4:1-2

    J 12 The Feeding of the Five Thousand (John 6:1-15; Aland # 146)

      Josephus, Jewish War 3.57; 4.456

      Gen 37:30 LXX

      2 Kngs 4:12, 14, 25 LXX= 2 Kings 4 Eng

      Tobit 6

      Philo, De Specialibus Legibus 3.57

      1 Enoch 62:14

    J 13 Jesus Walks on the Water (John 6:16-21; Aland # 147)

      Midrash Mekilta on Exodus describing nation as it passes through Red Sea

    J 14 The Bread of Life Come Down from Above Discourse (John 6:22-59; Aland # 148-49)

      2 Baruch 29:8

      Sibylline Oracles 3.49

      Rabbah 1.9

      Sirach 24:21

    J 15 Reaction to the Discourse: The Offense and the Confession (John 6:60-71; Aland #157-58)

      Aboth 6.7

      Midrash Mekilta on Exod 15:26

    J 16 Jesus Goes from Galilee to Jerusalem (John 7:1-13; Aland # 238-39)

      Josephus, Antiquities 8.100

      m Ma’as 3.7

      m Bikk 1.6, 10

      m Shek 3.1; 6.3

    J 17 Jesus Teaches in the Temple to Mixed Reaction (John 7:14-52; Aland # 240-41)

      m Shab 18.3

      m Shab 19.1-2

      m Ned 3.11

      1 Enoch 48:6

      2 Baruch 29:3

      4 Ezra 7:28; 13:51-52

      Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho 8.7

      m Sukk 4.9

      Exodus Rabbah 21.3

      b Sukk 27b

    [18 The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 7:53—8:11; Aland # 242)]

      Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 3.39.16

      Apostolic Constitutions 2.24 (= Syriac Didascalia 7)

      b B. Mes 91a

      Susanna 36-40

      m Sanhedrin 7.4

    J 18 The Dispute Deepens as Jesus Claims To Be The Light of the World, the Truth and Abraham’s Superior (John 8:12-59; Aland # 243-47)

      m Shekalim 2.1; 6.1, 5

      m Sukkah 5.1-4

      Wisdom 18:3-4

      1QS 2:3; 3:7, 20-21

      m Pirke Aboth 4.8

      Josephus, War 7.323

      b Sanh 128a

      Genesis Rabbah 44 (28a)

      Mekilta Exodus on 20:18 (78b)

    J 19 Healing of the Man Born Blind- Jesus, the Light of the World (John 9:1-41; Aland # 248)

      b Sanh 55a

      Ruth Rabbah 6.4

      m Shab 7.2; 24.3

      m Shab 14.4

      m Sanhedrin 10.1

      b Abodah Zarah 28b

      m Ta’an 3.8

      m Ned 1.1

      m ‘Eduy 5.6

      m Midd 2.2

    J 20 Jesus, the Good Shepherd with a New Flock (John 10:1-21; Aland # 249-250)

      m B Mes 7.9

    J 21 Jesus Declares His Unity with the Farther at the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22-42; Aland # 257-58)

      1 Macc 4:52-59

    J 22 Jesus Shows His Power over Life: the Raising of Lazarus and the Jewish Reaction (John 11:1-54; Aland # 259-260)

      Levitucus Rabbah 18.1

      Ecclesiastes Rabbah 12.6

      m Yebamot 16.3

      m Ketuboth 4.4

      m Bikk 2.2

      2 Macc 5:19

      Josephus, Jewish War 2.166

      Josephus, Antiquities 11.327

      Josephus, Antiquities 13.299

      b Sota 12b

      b Baba Bathra 199b

      Midrash Ps 90 4

      Josephus, Jewish War 4.551

    J 23 The Anointing at Bethany and Opposition Near Passover Time (John 11:55-12:11; Aland # 261, 267-68)

      Josephus, Jewish War 1.229

      Ecclesiasticus Rabbah 7.1.1

    J 24 Jesus Enters Jerusalem at Passover (John 12:12-19; Aland # 269)

      1 Maccabees 13:51

      1 Macc 13:51

      2 Macc 10:7

    J 25 The Son of Man To Be Lifted Up Issues an Explanation and a Warning (John 12:12-50; Aland # 302-304)

      1 Enoch 49:1; 62:14

      Psalms of Solomon 17–18

      4 Ezra 7:28-29

      Targum to Isaiah 6:1, 4

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