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Rich Man and Lazarus – Hades and Abraham's Bosom

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In the Old Testament, a place called Sheol is described as the common receptacle of both the righteous and the wicked when they die1:

  • wicked: Numbers 16:30-33, Psalm 9:17
  • righteous: Genesis 37:35; 42:38; 44:29, 31, 1 Kings 2:6, 9, Job 14:13; 17 …

Rich Man and Lazarus – Adventist Interpretation and Critique

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You can find summaries of the mainstream Adventist interpretation in various places:

Most of these commentaries follow this general outline …

Rich Man and Lazarus – Traditional Reading

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Before we can tackle some of the nuances in this parable, let's first read through this passage with a caricature of the traditional reading. I'm elaborating slightly to bring out some subtle nuances that you may not have noticed in the original reading.

There was a certain rich man, which …

Rich Man and Lazarus – Introduction

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church teaches in its 28 fundamental beliefs:

The wages of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to His redeemed. Until that day death is an unconscious state for all people. When Christ, who is our life, appears, the resurrected righteous …