International Standard Bible EncyclopediaABRAHAM'S BOSOM
booz'-um (kolpos Abraam; kolpoi Abraam): Figurative. The expression occurs in Luke 16:22, 23, in the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, to denote the place of repose to which Lazarus was carried after his death. The figure is suggested by the practice of the guest at a feast reclining on the breast of his neighbor. Thus, John leaned on the breast of Jesus at supper (John 21:20). The rabbis divided the state after death (Sheol) into a place for the righteous and a place for the wicked (see ESCHATOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT; SHEOL); but it is doubtful whether the figure of Jesus quite corresponds with this idea. "Abraham's bosom" is not spoken of as in "Hades," but rather as distinguished from it (Luke 16:23)-a place of blessedness by itself. There Abraham receives, as at a feast, the truly faithful, and admits them to closest intimacy. It may be regarded as equivalent to the "Paradise" of Luke 23:43. See HADES; PARADISE.
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Greek11. Abraam -- Abraham, the Heb. patriarch
... Abraam. 12 . Abraham, the Heb. ... Word Origin of Hebrew origin Abraham Definition
Abraham, the Heb. patriarch NASB Word Usage Abraham (66), Abraham's (7). ...
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Strong's Hebrew3876. Lot -- Abraham's nephew
... Lot. 3877 . Abraham's nephew. Transliteration: Lot Phonetic Spelling: (lote) Short
Definition: lot. ... Lot. The same as lowt; Lot, Abraham's nephew -- Lot. ...
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8646. Terach -- Abraham's father, also a place in the desert
3458. Yishmael -- "God hears," the name of several Israelites
85. Abraham -- "exalted father," the father of the Jewish nation
8283. Sarah -- "princess," a wife of Abraham
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Abraham's Bosom --What it Means.
Easton's Bible DictionaryAbraham's bosom: (Luke 16:22, 23) refers to the custom of reclining on couches at table, which was prevalent among the Jews, an arrangement which brought the head of one person almost into the bosom of the one who sat or reclined above him. To "be in Abraham's bosom" thus meant to enjoy happiness and rest (Matthew 8:11; Luke 16:23) at the banquet in Paradise. (see banquet; MEALS.)
ThesaurusAbraham's (34 Occurrences)
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Bosom (47 Occurrences)
Mamre (10 Occurrences)
Offspring (186 Occurrences)
Rebekah (31 Occurrences)
Keturah (4 Occurrences)
Laban (52 Occurrences)
Ish'mael (40 Occurrences)
Rebecca (28 Occurrences)
Posterity (38 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAbraham's (34 Occurrences)
Luke 16:22 It happened that the beggar died, and that he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
John 8:33 They answered him, "We are Abraham's seed, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How do you say,'You will be made free?' "
John 8:37 I know that you are Abraham's seed, yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
John 8:39 They answered him, "Our father is Abraham." Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you, Before Abraham's coming -- I am;'
Acts 7:6 And God declared that Abraham's posterity should for four hundred years make their home in a country not their own, and be reduced to slavery and be oppressed.
Acts 13:26 Brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those who among you fear God, to you has the word of this salvation been sent:
Romans 4:9 This declaration of blessedness, then, does it come simply to the circumcised, or to the uncircumcised as well? For Abraham's faith--so we affirm--was placed to his credit as righteousness.
Romans 4:16 Therefore it is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all,
Romans 4:17 so that the promise should be made sure to all Abraham's true descendants; not merely to those who are righteous through the Law, but to those who are righteous through a faith like that of Abraham. Thus in the sight of God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and makes reference to things that do not exist, as though they did, Abraham is the forefather of all of us. As it is written, "I have appointed you to be the forefather of many nations."
Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called."
Romans 9:8 In other words, it is not the children by natural descent who count as God's children, but the children made such by the promise are regarded as Abraham's posterity.
2 Corinthians 11:22 Hebrews are they? I also! Israelites are they? I also! seed of Abraham are they? I also!
Galatians 3:7 Know then that they that are on the principle of faith, these are Abraham's sons;
Galatians 3:29 If you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to promise.
Hebrews 2:16 for, doubtless, of messengers it doth not lay hold, but of seed of Abraham it layeth hold,
Genesis 17:23 Abraham took Ishmael his son, all who were born in his house, and all who were bought with his money; every male among the men of Abraham's house, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the same day, as God had said to him.
Genesis 17:27 All the men of his house, those born in the house, and those bought with money of a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
Genesis 20:18 For Yahweh had closed up tight all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah, Abraham's wife.
Genesis 21:11 The thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight on account of his son.
Genesis 22:23 Bethuel became the father of Rebekah. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
Genesis 24:9 And the servant put his hand under Abraham's leg, and gave him his oath about this thing.
Genesis 24:15 It happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher on her shoulder.
Genesis 24:34 He said, "I am Abraham's servant.
Genesis 24:52 It happened that when Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself down to the earth to Yahweh.
Genesis 24:59 They sent away Rebekah, their sister, with her nurse, Abraham's servant, and his men.
Genesis 25:6 but to the sons of Abraham's concubines, Abraham gave gifts. He sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, to the east country.
Genesis 25:7 These are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived: one hundred seventy-five years.
Genesis 25:12 Now this is the history of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid, bore to Abraham.
Genesis 25:19 This is the history of the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son. Abraham became the father of Isaac.
Genesis 26:1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
Genesis 26:24 Yahweh appeared to him the same night, and said, "I am the God of Abraham your father. Don't be afraid, for I am with you, and will bless you, and multiply your seed for my servant Abraham's sake."
Genesis 28:9 Esau went to Ishmael, and took, besides the wives that he had, Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son, the sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife.
1 Chronicles 1:32 The sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba, and Dedan.
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