Some commentaries say the rich man parable is two fictitious characters used to portray the story. I would like to know if there is any evidence or suggestions to suggest this is the same Lazarus.
Luke 16:19 - 31
NASB - 19 Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day. 20 And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores.
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This is the one and only parable where Jesus used a name. Lazarus means "God has helped ". The rich man's name is not mentioned. I should think it is not important, but he knows the names of those who worship him.
Beggar Lazarus had 5 brothers and was poor.
Resurrected Lazarus had 2 sisters and was not poor
Beggar Lazarus was bodily with Abraham and no mention of him or his brothers being returned.
Resurrected Lazarus was dead and rotting until Christ's visit.
If it would have been the same person, it could have made one of best gospels in the whole word of G-d.
Beggar Lazarus was not the one with five brorhers, it was the rich man who had five brothers.
@ Michael Parros, correct, I apologize. .