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Eye of a Needle
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A proverbial axiom used by Jesus in the synoptic tradition (Matt. 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). The three accounts of this statement compose the only uses of “needle” in the Bible. The entire saying refers to the conflict between dependence on wealth and entrance into the kingdom of God.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eye of a Needle
Eye of a Needle (ρυπήματος ῥαφίδος, rypēmatos rhaphidos). A proverbial axiom used by Jesus in the synoptic tradition (Matt. 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). The three accounts of this statement compose the only uses of “needle” in the Bible. The entire saying refers to the conflict between dependence
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eye of a Needle
EYE OF A NEEDLE. In Mt. 19:24; Mk. 10:25; Lk. 18:25 we find the statement of Jesus: ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ This form of words, familiar in rabbinic writings, signifies something both very unusual and very difficult
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Needle's Eye
Needle’s Eyeneedle’s eye, a hyperbolic reference (Mark 10:25 and parallels) in a saying of Jesus on the difficulty of a rich man entering the Kingdom of God. There is no evidence for the view that it referred to a narrow gate in the walls of Jerusalem. ’S EYE,EYE OF A NEEDLE
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eye of a Needle
EYE OF A NEEDLE — a figure of speech used by Jesus to illustrate the extreme difficulty of a wealthy person’s attaining salvation: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Matt. 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). Much has been written
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the NeedleIn Matthew 19:24 (cf. Mk 10:25; Lk 18:25) we find the statement of Jesus: “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (NIV). There is no historical evidence to suggest that “eye of the needle” refers to a narrow gateway
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Eye of a Needle
Eye of a Needle. Lady Duff Gordon, writing from Cairo, says: “Yesterday I saw a camel go through the eye of a needle—i.e. a low arched door of an enclosure. He must kneel and bow his head to go through, and thus the rich man must humble himself” (Wood: Bible Animals, p. 243). Lord Nugent, in his Travels,
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