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Meaning of ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (in the Gospel of Luke 16:22); the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death
 
 Synonyms: bosom of Abraham
 
 See Also: Heaven

 

 

Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(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 bosom" thus meant to enjoy happiness and rest (Matt. 8:11; Luke 16:23) at the banquet in Paradise. (See BANQUET; MEALS.)

 

 

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