Prodigal Son (Biographical details)

Prodigal Son (biblical figure; Male)

Also known as

Prodigal Son; 浪子 (Lang zi)

Biography

New Testament figure; appears in a parable told by Jesus Christ (q.v.), in the Gospel of St Luke (q.v.). The younger of two sons, he squandered his portion of his father's estate and was reduced to tending swine; however, he returned home penitent and was welcomed joyously by his father.