American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- In the New Testament, the brother of Mary and Martha.
- Lazarus, Emma 1849-1887. American writer. Her poem "The New Colossus” is inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty in Upper New York Bay.
- n. New Testament A man, the brother of Mary and Martha, brought back to life by Jesus after being in the tomb for four days.
- n. New Testament A beggar in a parable told by Jesus Christ.
- n. rare A male given name.
- v. To rescue a dying person.
- v. To raise from the dead.
- n. the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar
- n. the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death
- Via Late Latin Lazarus, from Ancient Greek Λάζαρος (Lazaros), the New Testament Greek form of Secunda Hebrew אלעזר (ʼElʻāzār), literally “El has helped”; see Eleazar. (Wiktionary)
“French tradition (see SAINT LAZARUS OF BETHANY), Mary, Lazarus, and some companions came to Marseilles and converted the whole of”
“The word Lazarus is Hebrew, and means a man destitute of help, a needy, poor man.”
“In Africa, as more AIDS patients take these drugs, doctors are witnessing what they call the Lazarus effect; when one patient is rescued by medicine as if back from the dead.”
“McCoy's current solo undertaking, which he calls The Lazarus Project, will be released later this year.”
“The chasm that existed between the rich man and Lazarus is symbolic of the different chasms we have created and maintained in our society.”
“On Sunday, Sep. 26, many Christian churches around the world heard the story of the rich man and Lazarus from the gospel of Luke 16: 19-31.”
“When he was introduced in Lazarus Rising, the first episode of Season Four, he was magnificent.”
“(And if it turns out in the interim that you were mistaken, that you do have need to hang onto it - Lazarus is raised!)”
“It was a guy we call Lazarus because he's got almost six months of driving experience -- if he didn't know what the lever was for, nobody would.”
“In Pirkle's version, however, Lazarus accepts Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior whereas Dives refuses; Dives's callous treatment of Lazarus is more-or-less incidental.”
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