Some modern skeptics and critics of The idea of Christ being God incarnate often say, “Jesus never claimed to be God, he only said he was God’s son.”
But to the contrary, that is not what I see going on here. Jesus claimed he was one with God, if you ask me that is a pretty bold statement. The tenth chapter of John continues on this way:
The Jews of his day knew exactly what Jesus was claiming, otherwise they wouldn’t have picked up stones to kill him. To make the absurd claim that Jesus never claimed deity in scripture is to deny what happened here, and if the Jews of his time knew beyond a shadow of a doubt who Jesus was claiming he was.