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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Needle's Eye

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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/mbd/n/needles-eye.html. 1897.

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Monday, August 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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