Bible Study For April 1994
QUESTION: Is Lazarus a symbol of THE WORD?
ANSWER: Perhaps if you mean he was being used to teach those of Israel who were facing the events of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection as somewhat of an example.
From the old book: ‘Significance of the Tabernacle’ we see that the number 3 was considered as representing things invisible, whereas no. 4 represents the Kingdom in the world, but not of the world.
You will remember that Lazarus was 4 days in the tomb before YAHSHUA called him out. You will also remember that there was in the universe 4 elements, 4 directions of the winds, 4 seasons of the year, and the earth was said to have 4 ends and 4 corners, and so had the heavens.