Origin of Lazarus
Examples from the Web for lazarus
In 1993 a doctor described the Lazarus phenomenon in a seventy-five-year-old man with a lung hemorrhage.
In medicine, Lazarus is the patient who, believed dead, spontaneously starts to circulate blood.
In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.
Like Lazarus, Thad Cochran rose from the dead on Tuesday in Mississippi.Thad Cochran Escapes Bitter Tea Party in Mississippi|Ben Jacobs|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The raising of Lazarus from the dead is particularly important.
In November, Lazarus provided 50,000 for her at fourteen per cent.The Reign of Mary Tudor|W. Llewelyn Williams.
But who that reads the parable to the end can fail to see that in the highest sense Lazarus was not poor, but rich?Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
And Lazarus came to a youth and his beloved, who loved each other and were most beautiful in their passions.Famous Modern Ghost Stories|Various
Lazarus said nothing, but he struck the boy on the mouth with his hard hand so that the blood ran down.The Witch of Prague|F. Marion Crawford
Lazarus, intent upon pleasing himself alone, would not associate with any living soul.Tales Of Humour, Gallantry and Romance|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for lazarus
noun New Testament
Word Origin and History for lazarus
Biblical character (Luke xvi:20), the poor man covered in sores; his name was extended in medieval usage to "any poor and visibly diseased person" (cf. lazar, mid-14c., "one deformed and nauseous with filthy and pestilential diseases" [Johnson]). The name is from a Greek rendition of Hebrew El'azar, literally "God has helped."
Culture definitions for lazarus
A man brought back to life by Jesus after being in the tomb for four days. The incident is recorded in the Gospel of John. The raising of Lazarus is considered the crowning miracle or sign revealing Jesus as the giver of life. It also is the act that caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put Jesus to death. (See Crucifixion.)