In Jesus' parable of Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16: 19–31) both characters die, and in the abode of the dead, which is divided into compartments separated by a chasm, Lazarus is imagined to be enjoying a place of honour with the patriarch Abraham. As is clear from the Beloved Disciple's position ‘in the bosom’ (AV) of Jesus at the Last Supper (John 13: 23), this was where the chief guest would sit at a meal.