A (19:16b-18) Introduction: The Soldier's Entry and the Crucifixion
B (19:19-22): The Title of the Cross
C (19:23-24): The Distribution of Jesus' Clothes
D (19:25-27): Jesus and the Beloved Disciple: "Behold your mother!"
C' (19:28-30): The Vinegar to Drink
B' (19:31-37): The Stabbing of Jesus' Side
A' (19:38-42): The Removal of Jesus from the CrossThis is what is called a "chiasmus" in classical rhetoric. It is doubtful that something like this just happens. In addition, between the episode with Simon the Cyrene and the women purchasing spices to embalm the body of Jesus, the Gospel of John has no less than twenty omissions regarding content found in the Synoptics. The Johannine system elevates (to the max!) the traditional elements already seen in Mark and his immediate followers in Matthew and Luke.