Where do we get the teaching that Abraham's Bosom and Paradise were the same place? I only find three instances of Paradise in the Word of God. Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians 12:4 and Revelation 2:7. In Paul's Epistle, it is clear that Paradise is in the third heaven. The man was 'caught up into the third heaven'. He did not descend into the earth, but rather ascended. Did Jesus take this man to Abraham's Bosom as many have taught through the years? or did He carry him up into the third heaven?