Originally Posted by AREQUIPA
When I studied the gospels, I was struck with the conclusion that 'Lazarus' had to be the 'disciple that Jesus loved' and is that shadowy un-named 'other' disciple' who was with Peter in the High Priest's house and with Andrew and Simon at the baptizing at the Jordan and indeed, standing by at the crucifixion and running along with Peter to view the empty tomb.
That certainly looks like John, the eyewitness whose testimony we can trust, though internal evidence suggests that his account was adapted by the person who actually produced the gospel of John which we now use.
For example, the Temple cleansing was an embarrassment, so it was pulled out of 12.20 and relocated at 2.14 and indeed the sermons are not even hinted at in the synoptics and must be ascribed to the redactor of the 'eyewitness'.
Joh 13:1 And before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should move from this world to the Father, loving His own in the world, He loved them to the end.
Joh 13:2 And supper having occurred, the Devil having put already into the heart of Simon's son Judas Iscariot that he should betray Him,
Joh 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father has given all things into His hands, and that He came out from God, and goes away to God,
Joh 13:4 He rose up from the supper and laid aside His garments. And taking a towel, He girded Himself.
Joh 13:5 Then He put water into the basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe off with the towel with which He was girded.
Joh 13:6 He then came to Simon Peter. And that one said to Him, Lord, do You wash my feet?
Joh 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing, you do not yet know. But you will know after these things.
Joh 13:8 Peter said to Him, You may in no way wash my feet to the age. Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.
Joh 13:9 Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also the hands and the head.
Joh 13:10 Jesus said to him, The one having been bathed has no need other than to wash the feet, but is wholly clean. And you are clean, but not all.
Joh 13:11 For He knew the one betraying Him. For this reason He said, You are not all clean.
Joh 13:12 Then when He had washed their feet and had taken His garments, reclining again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you?
Joh 13:13 You call Me the Teacher, and, the Lord. And you say well, for I AM.
Joh 13:14 If then I washed your feet, the Lord and the Teacher, you also ought to wash the feet of one another.
Joh 13:15 For I gave you an example, that as I did to you, you also should do.
Joh 13:16 Truly, truly, I say to you, A slave is not greater than his lord, nor a messenger greater than the one sending him.
Joh 13:17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
Joh 13:18 I do not speak concerning all of you; I know whom I chose out; but that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "The one eating the bread with Me lifted up his heel against Me." Psa. 41:9
Joh 13:19 From this time I tell you before it happens, that when it happens you may believe that I AM.
Joh 13:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, The one who receives whomever I may send receives Me; and the one who receives Me receives the One who sent Me.
Joh 13:21 Saying these things, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified and said, Indeed I tell you truly that one of you will betray Me.
Joh 13:22 Then the disciples looked upon one another, doubting of whom He spoke.
Joh 13:23 But there was one of His disciples reclining at the bosom of Jesus, whom Jesus loved.
Joh 13:24 Then Simon Peter nods to him to ask whom it might be of whom He spoke.
Joh 13:25 And leaning on the breast of Jesus, he said to Him, Lord, who is it?
Joh 13:26 Jesus answered, It is he to whom I, having dipped the morsel, shall give it. And dipping the morsel, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.
Joh 13:27 And after the morsel, then Satan entered into that one. Then Jesus said to him, What you do, do quickly.
Joh 13:28 But no one of those reclining knew this, for what He spoke to him;
Joh 13:29 for some thought, since Judas held the moneybag, that Jesus was saying to him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or that he should give something to the poor.
Joh 13:30 Then, receiving the morsel, he immediately went out. And it was night.
Joh 13:31 Then when he had gone out, Jesus said, Now the Son of Man was glorified, and God was glorified in Him.
Joh 13:32 If God was glorified in Him, God also will glorify Him in Himself, and immediately will glorify Him.
Joh 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek Me; and, as I said to the Jews, Where I go, you are not able to come; I also say to you now.
Joh 13:34 I give a new commandment to you, that you should love one another; according as I loved you, you should also love one another.
Joh 13:35 By this all shall know that you are My disciples, if you have love among one another.
Joh 13:36 Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, where do You go? Jesus answered him, Where I go you are not able to follow Me now, but afterwards you shall follow Me.
Joh 13:37 Peter said to Him, Lord, why am I not able to follow You now? I will lay down my life for You!
Joh 13:38 Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life for Me? Indeed, I tell you truly, in no way shall a **** crow until you deny Me three times.
Joh 21:20 But turning, Peter saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, who also leaned on His breast at the Supper
, and said, Lord, who is the one betraying You?
Joh 21:21 Seeing him, Peter said to Jesus, Lord, and what of this one?
Joh 21:22 Jesus said to him, If I desire him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.
Joh 21:23 Therefore, the word went out to the brothers that that disciple does not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he does not die, but, If I desire him to remain until I come, what is that to you?
Joh 21:24 This is the disciple witnessing concerning these things, and writing these things. And we know that his witness is true.
So, was Lazarus present at the Last Supper?...Or was it just Yeshua and the Twelve?...