- the diseased beggar in the parable of the rich man and the beggar. Luke 16:19–31.
- a brother of Mary and Martha whom Jesus raised from the dead. John 11:1–44; 12:1–18.
- Emma,1849–87, U.S. poet.
Origin of Lazarus
Related Words for lazarussupplicant, down-and-out, bankrupt, beggar, dependent, have-not, mendicant, bum, insolvent, lazarus, destitute, indigent, down-and-outer
Examples from the Web for lazarus
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 25, 2014
The raising of Lazarus from the dead is particularly important.Vatican Science on Christmas and Creationism
December 22, 2013
Historical Examples of lazarus
Though we are not told the age of Lazarus we judge that he was at most no more than in man's maturity.The Conquest of Fear
The sepulchre of Lazarus was a cave, with a large stone upon its mouth.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Were not those words he had just heard the despairing imprecations of Lazarus?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Better still, Lazarus, regenerated, is about to burst from the tomb.
You are one of those who suffer more because of the sores of Lazarus than Lazarus himself.Murder Point
- the brother of Mary and Martha, whom Jesus restored to life (John 11–12)
- the beggar who lay at the gate of the rich man Dives in Jesus' parable (Luke 16:19–31)
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."
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.)