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.

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

  • 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

  • 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 — Wie in Abrahams Schoß sitzen: wie in der Seligkeit, wie im Paradies, in sehr guten Verhältnissen leben; ohne Sorgen, glücklich sein. Im biblischen Gleichnis vom ›reichen Mann und dem armen Lazarus‹ (Lk 16, 22) wird Lazarus von den Engeln in… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • 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

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