Abraham, The Bosom of
Abraham, The Bosom of
Found only in two verses of St. Luke's Gospel (xvi, 22, 23)

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — 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

  • The Garden of Eden —     Terrestrial Paradise     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Terrestrial Paradise     (paradeisos, Paradisus).     The name popularly given in Christian tradition to the scriptural Garden of Eden, the home of our first parents (Gen., ii). The word… …   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 — 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

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

  • Abraham, bosom of — Phrase used of the place of bliss found by the righteous dead. It was an image much used by medieval artists, expressed by showing figures sitting on the lap of Abraham the patriarch …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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