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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I would as soon have thought of being cheerful in Abraham's bosom as in the palace of an Emperor.
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).
Here the great and the good (but particularly the dead) of the Victorian town rest in peace in Abraham's bosom.
13) The rich man experiences torment, prefiguring the ultimate torment which will follow the Judgement,(14) while Lazarus waits in Abraham's bosom, a place of refreshment,(15) the closest thing to paradise.
His best-known play, In Abraham's Bosom, concerns a man's attempt to establish a school for his fellow blacks; it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1927.
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.
The fact that they are in Abraham's Bosom shows that they are his semen spiritale and as such inherit God's covenant.
He taught philosophy and dramatic arts at the University of North Carolina and became known for plays set for the most part in North Carolina: The Lord's Will and Other Plays (1925); Lonesome Road: Six Plays for Negro Theater (1926); The Field God and <IR> IN ABRAHAM'S BOSOM </IR> , both of which appeared on Broadway in 1927, the latter winning the Pulitzer Prize; <IR> THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY AND OTHER PLAYS </IR> (1931); Roll Sweet Chariot (Potter's Field, 1934); <IR> NATIVE SON </IR> (with <IR> RICHARD WRIGHT </IR> , 1941); and Peer Gynt (an American version, 1951).