A certain Eleazer (whence Lazarus) is introduced as a follower of Jesus who lives in the town of Bethany near Jerusalem. He is identified as the brother of the sisters Mary and Martha. The sisters send word to Jesus that Lazarus, “he whom thou lovest,” is ill.
Subsequently, the legend of Mary Magdalene , the sister of Martha and Lazarus , as a beautiful, vain, and lustful young woman saved from a life of sin by her devotion to Jesus became dominant in western (Catholic) Christianity, although the eastern (Orthodox) church continued to regard Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany
The sorrow, sympathy, and compassion Jesus felt for all mankind. The rage he felt against the tyranny of death over mankind. Finally, at the graveside, he ” wept in sympathy with their sorrow over Lazarus ‘ death”.
Lazarus . The Beloved Disciple has also been identified with Lazarus of Bethany, based on John 11:5: “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus “, and John 11:3 “Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.” This is a beloved family, according to John 11:5.
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, ” Lazarus , come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”
Lazarus died so that Jesus’ power over death would be apparent to his disciples. He was showing them something better than healing. He was proving he has the power to raise us from death. Jesus explained quite clearly that his purpose was to reveal God’s glory.
Mary Magdalene’s life after the Gospel accounts. According to Eastern tradition, she accompanied St. John the Apostle to Ephesus, where she died and was buried. John the Evangelist to Ephesus (near modern Selçuk, Turkey), where she died and was buried.
Mary was, by far, the most common Jewish given name for females during the first century, so it was necessary for the authors of the gospels to call her Magdalene in order to distinguish her from the other women named Mary who followed Jesus.
Ultimately, the resurrection of Lazarus teaches us that Jesus Christ has power over death, and those who believe in him will receive everlasting life .
Lazarus then is a man who died of a progressive illness such as sepsis . He was dead as witnessed by many and entombed for four days. Decomposition changes were expected by all including educated me, but Lazarus lived. Lazarus was alive in later chapters of the book of the Apostle John.
Even before God became man, it’s clear throughout the Old Testament that God feels sorrow, even weeps for the crushing blows of His people.
Today’s lesson is about one of Jesus ‘ very dear friends – a man named Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha, who lived in Bethany. His sisters sent word to Jesus and told him about their brother and asked Him to come. Jesus was in another town, so He didn’t come right away.
Mary Magdalene as trusted disciple For its part, the Bible gave no hint that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’s wife . None of the four canonical gospels suggests that sort of relationship, even though they list the women who travel with Jesus and in some cases include their husbands’ names.
This would correspond or coincide with the Ephesus tradition according to which John the apostle who, according to Irenaeus of Lyons (Ad. Haer. III, 1, 1-2), wrote his gospel in Ephesus, took Mary, the mother of God , with him to that famous city in Asia minor where she died according to legend.