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  •  actually he said through the eye of a needle (0+ / 0-)

    Jesus said it would be easier for a camel to pass through the "eye of a needle" than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God.  He did not mention narrow doorways in that passage.

    •  You are correct (2+ / 0-)
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      espresso, mon

      but many people have been taught that there was a gate into Jerusalem that was called "the eye of the needle."  The idea here is that the rich had to completely unburden their beasts of burden to get through. There is disagreement about the evidence for this.

    •  The eye of needle was actually a pass (0+ / 0-)

      in Galilee that was a prime spot for highwaymen. So if a caravan got through unscathed they were very lucky. One of many mistranslations in the bible. The 10 Commandments also originally said Thou shall not murder, not kill.

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