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Strong's #2976 - Λάζαρος

Root Word (Etymology)
probably of Hebrew origin (H499)
Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Lazarus = "whom God helps" (a form of the Hebrew name Eleazar)
  1. an inhabitant of Bethany, beloved by Christ and raised from the dead by him
  2. a very poor and wretched person to whom Jesus referred to in Luke 16:20-25
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (15)
Luke 4
John 11
NAS (15)
Luke 4
John 11
CSB (13)
Luke 4
John 9
BSB (15)
Luke 4
John 11
ESV (13)
Luke 4
John 9
WEB (15)
Luke 4
John 11
Thayer's Expanded Definition

Λάζαρος, Λαζαρου, (rabb. לַעְזָר, apparently the same as אֶלְעָזָר, whom God helps (cf. Philo, quis haeres § 12); according to others, equivalent to עֶזֶר לֹא, without help), Lazarus;

1. an inhabitant of Bethany, beloved by Christ and raised from the dead by him: John 11:1ff, ; .

2. an imaginary person, extremely poor and wretched: Luke 16:20, 23-25.

Thayer's Expanded Greek Definition, Electronic Database.
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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Λάζαρος , -ου , ,

colloquial abbreviation of Ἐλεαζάρ (άζαρος ), q.v.),


1. of Bethany: John 11:1 ff. John 12:1-2; John 12:9-10; John 12:17.

2. The beggar in the parable: Luke 16:20; Luke 16:23-25.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Λάζαρος is a contracted form of Ἐλεάζαρος : see s.v. Ἐλεάζαρ, and cf. Wetstein ad Luke 16:20. The name survives in MGr : Thumb (Handbook, pp. 239–41) gives a Popular Tale of a cobbler called Lazarus—ὁ κὺρ Λάζαρος κ᾽ οἱ δράκοι.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
Λαζαρε Λάζαρε Λαζαρον Λάζαρον Λαζαρος Λάζαρος Lazare Lázare Lazaron Lázaron Lazaros Lázaros
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