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Abraham's Bosom

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was the place to which the poor man Lazarus was carried by the angels when he died. The Roman custom of reclining at meals was common among the Jews. Such positioning placed one in the bosom of the neighboring person. To be next to the host, that is to recline in the bosom of the host, was considered the highest honor. Thus, to be in Abraham's bosom was to be in a position of honor. In Luke 16:22-23 , Abraham's bosom is pictured as a place of blessedness and honor. The poor man was comforted after death by being given the place of closest fellowship with the father of the whole Hebrew nation. See Heaven .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Abraham's Bosom'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​a/abrahams-bosom.html. 1991.
 
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