George M. Lamsa's translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta <book>
Holy Bible From the Ancient Eastern Text</> translates Mat 19:24 with rope /
needle based upon his native understanding of Aramaic and idiom. It may be the
'Greek problem' is a reflection of an Aramaic original, which is correctly
captured in the Peshitta. Or perhaps not.
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful
and the powerless means to side with the powerful,
not to be neutral. -Paulo Freire