Pattern Analysis for John 1:6-9,15

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In this SIMPLE ALTERNATION, the text about John the Baptist has been removed from the other portions of the Prologue. In that way, we are a) instructed to watch for STRUCTURE SPLIT instances in this book, and b) see that John′s role was to be a testimony about Christ.

1) The THREAD in verse 15 acts as a CONCLUDING SUMMARY by inferring that Christ was a greater light than John himself.