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Needle's Eye

Morrish Bible Dictionary

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This occurs in the gospels in the saying that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25 . Efforts have been made to refer 'the eye of a needle' to a wicket gate, through which a camel can pass, but only with great difficulty; but the Lord speaks of it as something 'impossible' except to God. Doubtless a common needle was alluded to. The rabbis had a similar proverb concerning the elephant. Needles have been found in the Egyptian tombs, made of bronze about three inches in length.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Needle's Eye'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​n/needles-eye.html. 1897.
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