Re: Camel or Rope?

From: Mike Phillips (
Date: Wed Oct 02 1996 - 09:28:23 EDT

> From: "David L. Moore" <>, on 10/1/96 1:30 PM:
> Luke's use, however, of a different word meaning "needle" does
> indicate that attestation for this interpretatation is very ancient; and
> Bl-DeB is probably correct in considering the v. l. in Matthew of KAMILOS
> for KAMHLOS a "later artificial rationalization" (Bl-DeB, #24).

        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.

Mike Phillips

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

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