1 tn The passive verb ἐβέβλητο (ebeblhto) does not indicate how Lazarus got there. Cf. BDAG 163 s.v. βάλλω 1.b, “he lay before the door”; Josephus, Ant. 9.10.2 (9.209).
2 sn This is the one time in all the gospels that a figure in a parable is mentioned by name. It will become important later in the account.
3 tn Or “was covered with ulcers.” The words “whose body” are implied in the context (L&N 23.180).
4 tn Grk “Now it happened that the.” The introductory phrase ἐγένετο (egeneto, “it happened that”), common in Luke (69 times) and Acts (54 times), is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.
6 tn Grk “And the.” Here καί (kai) has not been translated because of differences between Greek and English style.
7 sn The shorter description suggests a different fate, which is confirmed in the following verses.