I am studying the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and I could not help but wonder whether or not the rich man had noticed Larazus at his door. Jerome says he did. But did the rich man know the name of the beggar?
In Exodus 28 we find the instructions given to Aaron for making the high priest’s garments; "blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen" (note Exodus 28:5-8,15,31,39). The first audience could not fail to notice that the man dressed in purple and fine linen was the Jewish high priest.
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