Bosom

In the East objects are carried in the bosom which Europeans “carry in the pocket. To have in one’s bosom indicates kindness,” “secrecy, or intimacy (Gen. 16:5; 2 Sam. 12:8). Christ is said to” “have been in “the bosom of the Father,” i.e., he had the most” “perfect knowledge of the Father, had the closest intimacy with” “him (John 1:18). John (13:23) was “leaning on Jesus’ bosom” at” “the last supper. Our Lord carries his lambs in his bosom, i.e.,” “has a tender, watchful care over them (Isa. 40:11).”

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