Definition of Abraham's bosom
: 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)
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Origin and Etymology of abraham's bosom
translation of Late Latin sinus Abrahae, translation of Greek kolpos Abraam
First Known Use: 14th century
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