Abraham's bosom


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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First Known Use of Abraham's bosom

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abraham's bosom

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

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“Abraham's bosom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abraham%27s%20bosom. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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