There are supposedly “Seven I AM Statements” in the Gospel of John
When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”
John 6:19-20 ESV
When Moses was before the burning bush he asked for God’s name. God’s response was ἐγώ εἰμι “I AM”
Most people recognize when Jesus says “I AM” in John he’s making an allusion to the fact that he and Yahweh are the same.
before Abraham was I AM
The problem is, most people look for these kinds of things in an English Bible. Look at John 6 (above). When Jesus says “It is I” guess what the Greek is? Yep, it’s ἐγώ εἰμι. and that’s not included in the “I AM” statements.
Now, surely, not every time that that Bible says “I am” is it an allusion to Yahweh, but John’s goal is to say something about who Jesus is. And so every ἐγώ εἰμι should be looked at in John, further, every time you see ἐγώ εἰμι around a miracle, then it should probably be considered an “I AM” statement.
So what is John saying about Jesus? He is God! He can walk on the water! He is not worried about creation… He is Yahweh!