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Abraham (אַבְרָהָם, avraham, אַבְרָם, avram; Ἀβραάμ, Abraam). Originally called Abram until God changed his name; first of the Old Testament patriarchs; father of Isaac and Ishmael and uncle of Lot. Abraham lived either in the 22nd to 20th centuries bc (during the transition from Early Bronze IV to Middle
Abraham’s Bosom (Ἀβραάμ κόλπον, Abraam kolpon). A term Christ uses to refer to a place for the spirits of the righteous dead (Luke 16:22, 23). He uses it in the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man—the rich man goes to Hades, and Lazarus goes to Abraham’s bosom.The image is taken from the ancient practice