Abraham's bosom

noun

: the abode of bliss in the other world : paradise
so called in Jewish writings and in the New Testament, in Luke 16:22 (Revised Standard Version)

Word History

Etymology

translation of Late Latin sinus Abrahae, translation of Greek kolpos Abraam

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abraham's bosom was in the 14th century

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“Abraham's bosom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abraham%27s%20bosom. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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