in Abraham's bosom

in Abraham's bosom

In heaven (deceased). After a long, terrible fight with cancer, my mother is finally at peace in Abraham's bosom.
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in Abraham's bosom

in heaven, the place of rest for the souls of the blessed. dated
The phrase is taken from Luke 16:22: ‘And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom’. In the Bible, Abraham was the Hebrew patriarch from whom all Jews traced their descent.
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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).
Whether Falstaff burns in hell or rests in Abraham's bosom remains an unsolved problem in spite of the Hostess.
Here the great and the good (but particularly the dead) of the Victorian town rest in peace in Abraham's bosom.
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.