«Era necessário que ele atravessasse a Samaria» um estudo exegético de Jo 4,1-38

  • Isaias Higuera (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The objective of this dissertation is to conduct an exegetical analysis of Jn 4:1-38, where two dialogues are narrated: 1) between Jesus and the woman from Samaria and 2) between Jesus and the disciples. With the help of both diachronic and synchronic exegesis, we will attempt to answer the following questions: 1) why does the Gospel say that it was necessary for Jesus to go through Samaria; 2) how are the various subjects of the first dialogue related to each other (knowledge of God’s gift and Jesus’ identity, the five husbands and true worship) and how do they relate to the subjects of the true food and the harvest contained in the second dialogue. Observations of the answers to these questions have led us to consider that what lies behind this pericope is the attempt to overcome the old rivalry between the Samaritans and the Jews, especially in the emerging Johannine community, under the narrative of this Jesus who is attempting to gather the first fruits in the land of Samaria as the envoy of the Father, the Creator-Spouse.
Date of Award4 Jan 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Carvalho (Supervisor)


  • Jn 4
  • Samaritans
  • Jews
  • Samaritan woman
  • Woman of Samaria
  • δεῖ
  • Food
  • The will of him who sent me
  • Work
  • Harvest
  • Mission


  • Mestrado Integrado em Teologia

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