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EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

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, page 7.