bosom of Abraham

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Noun1.bosom of Abraham - the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after deathbosom of Abraham - the place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
Gospel According to Luke, Gospel of Luke, Luke - one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life
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To Michael and Kwaque, the daily, even hourly, recognition and consideration of Dag Daughtry was tantamount to resting continuously in the bosom of Abraham.
She was no mere sweet spirit ripe for the bosom of Abraham.
When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.
The show, of course, ends with the Alvin Ailey signature ballet, Revelations with its joyous, infectious celebratory movements to spiritual classics Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.
The final number, Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, had the whole company getting down with a funky spiritual climax that ended in tumultuous applause.
Tookie Williams now rests in the bosom of Abraham, along with Carla Tucker and all the other redeemed souls executed in our "Christian nation.
Oh, a-rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham, Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham, Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham, Oh, rock-a my soul.
Chorus and soloists perform the hushed, intense "I Been 'Buked," which opens Revelations; the joyously swaggering "Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham," which invariably brings audiences to their feet at the work's close; and everything in between with zest, commitment, and plangency.
And it's not just the bosom of Abraham that swings gently in tune to the hymns.
At their death, Lazarus is borne away by angels to rest in the bosom of Abraham in heaven, while Rich Man Dives is ferried to hell, where his perpetually parched throat becomes his unending punishment and his anguish increases to the point of making him beg Abraham to send Lazarus with a cooling drop of water.
Small children in the Bosom of Abraham symbolise future glory and eternal rest.