Even the oral testimony of Eliezer (Lazarus), resurrected from being dead, cannot compare to the written testimony of the Torah.
The following illustration parallels Luk 15:11-32 (see the section Prodigal Son in the chapter "Born Again").
Luk 16:19-21 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen (he represents the citizens of a host nation, Luk 15:15), and fared sumptuously every day; and there was a certain beggar (representing Israel, Luk 15:13-17) named Eliezer, which was laid at his gate (a gate is a symbol for exile), full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores (dogs and pigs symbolize gentiles, Luk 15:15; Psa 22:16).
Luk 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died. Then he was carried by the angels (in the Resurrection, Mat 24:31) to Abraham's bosom.
Death, burial ...
Heb 9:27 As the People are awaiting to die, one time at least -- and after the wait, the Judgment (death is the Judgment).
Dan 12:13 (An excerpt from "A Paraphrase on Daniel" by Jacchiades) But thou, O Daniel, go to the end of thy life in this world; and after thou art dead ... at the end of days, thou shall stand and live in the Resurrection of the Dead, and shall enjoy thy good lot in the world to come.
Isa 26:19 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) Your dead will live; their bodies will rise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust! For you will be covered with the morning dew, and the earth will bring forth the departed spirits.
Hos 13:14 I will deliver Ephraim (vs. 12) from the power of Sheol, that is, I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues (O Sheol, I will be thy destruction); sorrow shall be hid from mine eyes.
Psa 49:11-15 Their graves are their eternal homes, their homes from generation to generation, though they have named estates after themselves. But despite his assets, man will not last; he is like the animals that perish. This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. <pause> Like cattle, sheep, and goats they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd them. The upright will tread on them in the morning, and their body will decay in Sheol, far from their residence, above them. But Elohim will redeem my life from the grip of Sheol for He will fetch me (Deu 30:4).
Act 2:22-24 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Yeshua the Netzer ("netzer" is the Hebrew word for shoot or branch, Isa 11:1), a man approved of YHVH among you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which YHVH did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of YHVH, ye have taken, and by the hands of Torah-less men, placed on the gallows and murdered; whom YHVH raised up, having loosed the ropes of the grave (from the Aramaic Peshitta -- Elohim will redeem my life from the grip of the grave, Psa 49:15), because it was impossible that he should be held by it.
Act 2:29-35 Brothers, I can confidently speak to you about the patriarch David: he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Since he was a prophet, he knew that Elohim had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing this in advance, David spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah in Psa 16:8-11: "He was not left in Sheol. No! His flesh did not experience decay" (compare 1Cor 15:4 & Joh 11:39). Elohim has resurrected this Yeshua. We are all witnesses of this. Therefore, since he has been exalted by the right hand of Elohim (an allusion to his resurrection. Psa 118:15-18) and has received from the Father the holy spirit, the Promise (Act 3:25; 26:6-8), He has poured out what you both see and hear (Act 2:14-21). Because David did not ascend into the heavens (Isa 26:19), but he himself says in Psa 110:1: YHVH said to Adoni, "Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies (the nations, Psa 110:6) your footstool" (see Act 7:49-50).
... and the resurrection: