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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2976 - Λάζαρος
Lazarus = "whom God helps" (a form of the Hebrew name Eleazar)
- an inhabitant of Bethany, beloved by Christ and raised from the dead by him
- a very poor and wretched person to whom Jesus referred to in Luke 16:20-25
Λάζαρος , -ου , ὁ ,
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.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
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.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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