Every single Parable Jesus told, was a physical example of how the Kingdom of God works. The Parable shows how God the Father will respond, such as the man that sold the other man for debt owed, when His own lord forgave him.
Every single parable was how Natural things parallel the spiritual things. The sower sows the Word, the Unjust judge, the young son and older son.
No parable uses names, gives places, or real people, but is a parable on how things work, and what to expect.
Jesus said that Abraham said......................... (Concerning Hell)
This is no parable, there is no Lesson here about how a natural thing can describe a spiritual principle. Jesus is telling us about an actual event, and tells us exactly who was there, and what was said. Jesus makes no natural comparison to the spiritual. He describes it as it happened, and leaves nobody guessing that Hell is very real, full of fire, and torment. Abraham himself gave an account. What Abraham said is eternally written, his conversation with the rich man forever on record.
Jesus Is Lord.
One thing I find interesting about this is the fact that someone said he has 5 commentaries, and 4 say this is a parable, and 1 says it is something that really occured. There are a lot of people who form all their opinions based on commentaries. (I am not suggesting the person who brought commentaries into the conversation does that, just that people do that.) People don't realize that just because someone writes a commentary, that doesn't mean their opinion is always right. They make mistakes, just like the rest of us do. Here you have an example where 4 of 5 agree on something, but not all 100 percent are on the same page. Someone has to be wrong, and the majority is not always right.