Abraham's bosom


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  • noun

Synonyms for Abraham's bosom

the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death

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She is also a literary descendant of William Wordsworth's nine-year: old daughter Caroline, of whom he writes in one of his sonnets: "Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year; / And worshipp'st at the Temple's inner shrine, / God being with thee when we know it not" ("It Is a Beauteous Evening" 12-14).
9) In the parable, to be in Abraham's bosom means that a soul resides in the favorable part of the Greek Hades or the Hebrew Sheol and enjoys "close fellowship with the patriarch" (Creed 212).
Abraham's Bosom by Paul Green, the opera Porgy and Bess by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly, as well as O'Neill's All God's Chillun Got Wings (1923).
Such analysis of a Dutch Calvinist by a British Anglican must surely bring a smile to Kuyper in Abraham's bosom as a vindication of his belief in common grace.
One of his earliest dramas, In Abraham's Bosom, won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1927, and he went on to write scores of other compositions, among them an adaptation of Richard Wright's novel Native Son for the Broadway stage.
He said the lifeboat was able to find Mr Husband within minutes at a bay known as Abraham's Bosom.
Although we in Britain have adopted some of the funeral customs of other countries, such as clapping the hearse, leaving flowers at the roadside, and playing the deceased's favourite pop-songs during the service, the obituary has remained much the same as when it first appeared in The Gentleman's Magazine in the mid-18th century, except it's now a lot less florid and avoids such awful cliches as the Grim Reaper, Abraham's Bosom and the Pearly Gates.