A new section begins at John 10:22 where the author tells us that it is the Feast of Dedication. But we are not too removed from the shepherd illustration because Jesus will continue to use the image in this section. But we need to observe that it is a new scene. Throughout this gospel the author has been noting the feasts as the symbolic backdrop for the narratives that are recorded. The Feast of Dedication is not a feast that is commanded nor recorded in the scriptures.
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