Abraham's bosom

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Etymology[edit]

From translation of Late Latin sinus Abrahae, from translation of Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos) Ἀβραάμ (Abraám).

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Abraham's bosom

  1. (Christianity) The waiting place for the faithful dead between the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ; paradise. [First attested prior to 1150.][1]

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  1. ^ “Abraham's bosom” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 7.