bosom of Abraham

bosom of Abraham
the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death
Syn: ↑Abraham's bosom
Hypernyms: ↑Heaven

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  • Bosom of Abraham — The phrase Bosom of Abraham refers to the place of comfort in sheol (Greek: hades ) where the Jews said the righteous dead awaited Judgment Day. The phrase Bosom of Abraham is found in ; ) or the Bosom of Abraham (; sqq.), and of the highest form …   Wikipedia

  • Bosom of Abraham Trinity — The Bosom of Abraham Trinity, also known as the Trinity with souls, is a rare iconography apparently unique to English medieval alabaster sculpture, of which only twelve examples are known to have survived, although there were undoubtedly many… …   Wikipedia

  • The Bosom of Abraham —     The Bosom of Abraham     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Bosom of Abraham     In the Holy Bible, the expression the Bosom of Abraham is found only in two verses of St. Luke s Gospel (xvi, 22, 23). It occurs in the parable of the Rich Man and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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

  • 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 — 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 — (originally Abram; Heb. אַבְרָהָם, אַבְרָם), first patriarch of the people of Israel. The form Abram occurs in the Bible only in Genesis 11:26–17:5, Nehemiah 9:7, and I Chronicles 1:26. Otherwise, Abraham appears invariably, and the name is borne …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham — (). For Muslims, he is a prophet of Islam and the ancestor of Muhammad through his other son Ishmael born to him by his wife s servant, Hagar. Abraham is also a progenitor of the Semitic tribes of the Negev who trace their descent from their… …   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 — Abraham1 [ā′brə ham΄] n. [Heb avraham, lit., father of many: the original form, avram, means “father is exalted”: see Gen. 17:5] 1. a masculine name: dim. Abe 2. Bible the first patriarch and ancestor of the Hebrews: Gen. 12 25 in Abraham s bosom …   English World dictionary