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2 Samuel 12:3; 1 Kings ; ; Luke 11:7 sqq.), thus causing them to enjoy rest and security in the bosom of a loving parent.After the same manner was Abraham supposed to act towards his children after the fatigues and troubles of the present life, hence the metaphorical expression "to be in Abraham's Bosom" as meaning to be in repose and happiness with him.Abraham's bosom contrasts with the destination of a rich man who ends up in Hades (see Luke -31).
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whose theory has since been accepted by many scholars, the metaphor "to be in Abraham's Bosom" is derived from the custom of reclining on couches at table, which prevailed among the Jews during and before the time of Jesus.