This quantity, which emerges from an SNTS seminar in 1985-1986, analyses one of many best-known, but additionally probably the most exciting, of Jesus' discourses in the Fourth Gospel. past reports of the Shepherd Discourse have centred both on its historic atmosphere within the lifetime of Jesus (Simonis) or at the prehistory of its textual content (Bullmann and his school). the current examine, along with essays written by means of a global crew of experts, adopts a extra contextual procedure. The Shepherd Discourse is the following positioned within the textual content of the Fourth Gospel, with specific emphasis at the previous bankruptcy and at the next ardour narrative. the interior coherence of John 10 so turns into clearer, and it really is noticeable that - even with its hyperlinks with Gnostic rules - the roots of the Discourse in outdated testomony and Jewish texts in regards to the shepherds of Israel develop into obvious.

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