The purpose of my previous article was to continue to show the validity of a speech
act approach and to develop it further in the reading of biblical texts. As a successive
study, this article aims to present yet another speech act analysis, which will
put more focus on a demonstration that this approach is able to deal even with more
difficult exegetical and interpretational issues in the text adequately on its own
terms. In order to accomplish that, this article will examine the significance of
Jesus’ utterance in John 9:35, which contains some difficulty in interpreting the
meaning of the title Son of Man.