In the scriptural account, we read that Lazarus dies
and yet Jesus then hangs around for a couple of days,
before venturing into Judea, which is hostile to him,
to perform a miracle, which elsewhere
he had done remotely
This is obviously a story concocted with a purpose.
John's Gospel brings together, in Judea, tales
that are reported in the Synoptic Gospels,
yet sited in his home province of Galilee.
Maybe this points to regional conflicts
within the early churches,
a factor that we ignore.