Type: Scripted

Languages: Korean

Status: Ended

Runtime: 70 minutes

Premier: 1994-06-06

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The parable of the rich man and Lazarus (also called the Dives and Lazarus or Lazarus and Dives) is a well-known parable of Jesus appearing in the Gospel of Luke. The Gospel of Luke (Luke 16:19–31) tells of the relationship, during life and after death, between an unnamed rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus. The traditional name, Dives, is not actually a name, but instead a word for “rich man”, dives, in the text of the Latin Bible, the Vulgate. The rich man was also given the names Neuēs (i.e. Nineveh) and Fineas (i.e. Phineas) in the 3rd and 4th centuries. Along with the parables of the Ten Virgins, Prodigal Son, and Good Samaritan, it was one of the most frequently illustrated parables in medieval art, perhaps because of its vivid account of an afterlife. The name Lazarus (from the Hebrew: אלעזר, Elʿāzār, Eleazar – “God is my help”) also belongs to the more famous biblical figure Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Lazarus of the Four Days, who is the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus resurrects him four days after his death.

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Hippolytus of Rome (ca. AD 200) describes Hades with similar details: the bosom of Abraham for the souls of the righteous, fiery torment for the souls of wicked, and a chasm between them. He equates the fires of Hades with the lake of fire described in the Book of Revelation, but specifies that no one will actually be cast into the fire until the end times. In some European countries, the Latin description dives (Latin for “the rich man”) is treated as his proper name: Dives. In Italy, the description epulone (Italian for “banquetter”) is also used as a proper name. Both descriptions appear together, but not as a proper name, in Peter Chrysologus's sermon De divite epulone (Latin “On the Rich Banquetter”), corresponding to the verse, “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day”. The story was frequently told in an elaborated form in the medieval period, treating it as factual rather than a parable. Lazarus was venerated as a patron saint of lepers. In the 12th century, crusaders in the Kingdom of Jerusalem founded the Order of Saint Lazarus. The story was often shown in art, especially carved at the portals of churches, at the foot of which beggars would sit (for example at Moissac and Saint-Sernin, Toulouse), pleading their cause. There is a surviving stained-glass window at Bourges Cathedral. In the Latin liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, the words of In paradisum are sometimes chanted as the deceased is taken from church to burial, including this supplication: “Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere aeternam habeas requiem.” (May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, who was once poor, may you have eternal rest.")

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