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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Luke 18:25

Through a needle's eye (dia trhmatov belonhv).
Both words are old. Trhma means a perforation or hole or eye and in the N.T. only here and Matthew 19:24. Belonh means originally the point of a spear and then a surgeon's needle. Here only in the N.T. Mark 10:25; Matthew 19:24 have rapidov for needle. This is probably a current proverb for the impossible. The Talmud twice speaks of an elephant passing through the eye of a needle as being impossible.

 


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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Luke 18:25". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=018&verse=025>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.

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