Professor of Bible
When interpreters examine the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, they lose sight of the storys point when they juxtapose the two as a pious man and a wicked man. The parable compels readers to consider what riches and wealth make of people. By juxtaposing mind-numbing poverty and self-indulgent wealth, Jesus draws attention to Gods outrage at economic disparities among humankind.
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