A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Abraham's bosom


Refers to rest and welcome in heaven for the faithful. Shakespeare uses the proverb in Richard III as a euphemism for death, 'The sons of Edward sleep in Abraham's bosom.'


Abraham was the 'father' of the Jewish and Christian faiths (as well as being revered by Muslims) and is believed to be waiting in heaven to receive his 'children in faith'.

Bible References

Luke 16:22
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