in Abraham's bosom


in Abraham's bosom
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   Where Dives reputedly saw Lazarus, although it seems poor recompense for a lifetime of penury and abuse:
    The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom. (Shakespeare, Richard III) in bits suffering from a hangover Coming apart: — That's good. I was in bits meself this mornin'. — Were yeh? — Yeah. The oui' rum an' blacks, yeh know. (R. Doyle, 1990)

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  • ABRAHAM'S BOSOM — ABRAHAM S BOSOM, designation in the New Testament (Luke 16:22–31) of the abode of the blessed souls of the pious and poor in the other world (compare IV Macc. 13:17; Matt. 8:11, where all three patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham's bosom — (Luke ).ee also*Limbo *Bosom of AbrahamReferences …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham, The Bosom of — • Found only in two verses of St. Luke s Gospel (xvi, 22, 23) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Abraham's bosom — noun the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death • Syn: ↑bosom of Abraham • Topics: ↑Luke, ↑Gospel of Luke, ↑Gospel According to Luke • Hypernyms: ↑Heaven * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abraham's bosom —    (Luke 16:22, 23) refers to the custom of reclining on couches at table, which was prevalent among the Jews, an arrangement which brought the head of one person almost into the bosom of the one who sat or reclined above him. To be in Abraham s… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Abraham's Bosom — In Jesus parable of Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31) both characters die, and in the abode of the dead, which is divided into compartments separated by a chasm, Lazarus is imagined to be enjoying a place of honour with the patriarch Abraham. As… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Abraham's bosom — heaven, considered as the reward of the righteous. Luke 16:22. * * * …   Universalium

  • Abraham's bosom — noun The waiting place for the faithful dead between the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ …   Wiktionary

  • In Abraham's Bosom — is a play by American dramatist Paul Green. Its original Broadway run starred Charles Sidney Gilpin as an African American farmer from North Carolina whose efforts at self improvement are thwarted by segregation. Green received the Pulitzer Prize …   Wikipedia

  • in Abraham's bosom — against Abraham s chest (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary


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