Lazarus - Netflix

Lazarus is set in an alternative near future where the world has been divided among 16 rival families, who run their territories in a feudal system. Each family has allies and enemies among the other families. To crush uprisings and fight wars, most families have a Lazarus: a one-person kill squad.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Lazarus - Lazarus of Bethany - Netflix

Lazarus of Bethany, also known as Saint Lazarus or Lazarus of the Four Days, is the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death. The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions offer varying accounts of the later events of his life. In the context of the seven signs in the Gospel of John, the Raising of Lazarus is the climactic narrative: exemplifying the power of Jesus “over the last and most irresistible enemy of humanity—death. For this reason it is given a prominent place in the gospel.” A figure named Lazarus (Latinised from the Aramaic: אלעזר, Elʿāzār, cf. Heb. Eleazar—“God is my help”) is also mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. The two Biblical characters named “Lazarus” have sometimes been conflated historically, but are generally understood to be two separate people. The name Lazarus is frequently used in science and popular culture in reference to apparent restoration to life; for example, the scientific term Lazarus taxon denotes organisms that reappear in the fossil record after a period of apparent extinction. There are also numerous literary uses of the term.

Lazarus - Conflation with the beggar Lazarus - Netflix

The name “Lazarus” also appears in the Gospel of Luke in the parable of Lazarus and Dives, which is attributed to Jesus. Also called “Dives and Lazarus”, or “The Rich Man and the Beggar Lazarus”, the narrative tells of the relationship (in life and in death) between an unnamed rich man and a poor beggar named Lazarus. Historically within Christianity, the begging Lazarus of the parable (feast day June 21) and Lazarus of Bethany (feast day December 17) have often been conflated, with some churches celebrating a blessing of dogs, associated with the beggar, on December 17, the date associated with Lazarus of Bethany. However, they are generally understood to be two separate characters. Allusions to Lazarus as a poor beggar taken to the “Bosom of Abraham” should be understood as referring to the Lazarus mentioned in Luke, rather than the Lazarus who rose from the dead in John. This conflation can be found in Romanesque iconography carved on portals in Burgundy and Provence. For example, at the west portal of the Church of St. Trophime at Arles, the beggar Lazarus is enthroned as St. Lazarus. Similar examples are found at the church at Avallon, the central portal at Vézelay, and the portals of the cathedral of Autun.

Lazarus - References - Netflix