Through the Eye of a Needle

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What did Jesus really mean?

There are a lot of ways that this saying can be interpreted, with the most obvious being the awkward image of a camel trying to go through the eye of a needle:

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But what if that was a misinterpretation of one word? Wordplay (pun) seems to be the order of the day here, camel being substituted for a ‘rope’ or ‘cable’. Good visual.

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But the truth may actually be an allusion to a camel entering a Jerusalem gate called “Eye of the Needle” when all the other gates are locked shut:

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The camel would have to be unloaded and then would have to stoop down to get through the gate. That image would better fit a rich man taking all his holdings and giving them to the poor, in other words, humbling himself before God. ‘Nuff said.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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