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An Unnamed Rich Man and a Poor Man Named Lazarus

The story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” is a well-known parable of Yeshua (Jesus). The MASHAL (parable) was a distinctively Jewish method of teaching. Parables were used to make important points and force hearer to make decisions. This parable reveals the cornerstone principle of Yeshua’s teachings and movement.

And a certain man was rich, and he was dressed in purple and fine linen, feasting every day, splendidly. And a certain poor man, named Lazarus, was lying by his gate, being covered with sores. And he desired to be satisfied from the things falling from the rich man’s table. But, the dogs came and licked his sores.

Rich men spend lots of money on things like monuments to make sure their names will be remembered. The only thing remembered about this man is that he was “a certain unnamed rich guy.” The name of a poor man lying by his gate, however, has not been forgotten. Read the complete article at -- http://biblicalheritage.org/DTB/0115_DTB_The_Rich_Man_and_Lazarus.pdf


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