Jesus finds the blind man and calls himself the good shepherd
Jesus found the healed blind man and talked to him about spiritual blindness. Then he called himself the good shepherd.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Good Shepherd
GOOD SHEPHERD A title given to Christ, who compared himself with a good shepherd (John 10:11). In the parable of the shepherd, Jesus describes the shepherd who leaves the flock of ninety-nine sheep to search for one that is lost (Matt 18:12–13; Luke 15:1–7).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd. The title of Christ based esp. on His discourse in Jn. 10:7–18 and the parable of the Good Shepherd in Lk. 15:3–7 (cf. Mt. 18:12–14). The theme, which rests partly upon OT imagery (esp. Is. 40:11 and Ezek. 34), is taken up later in the NT, e.g. in Heb. 13:20 and 1 Pet. 2:25 and 5:4.
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd. An image of Jesus with a ram or lamb over his shoulders (Gk. kriophoros) or surrounded by a flock or both. The form is pagan in background (e.g., Hermes), but early on Christians represented Jesus as such, based on Scripture (Jn 10:11; Mt 9:36; 25:32; 26:31; Heb 13:20; 1 Pet 2:25; 5:4;
Key passages
Jn 9:35–10:21

Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered and said, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” Jesus said to him, “You have both seen him, and he is the one who is speaking with you.” ⟦And …

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