From: Andrew Kulikovsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 04 1998 - 18:49:32 EST
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> From: Jeffrey Gibson [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 1998 10:09 AM
> To: Andrew Kulikovsky
> Cc: 'Edward Hobbs'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: RE: KAMIILON
> On Thu, 5 Feb 1998, Andrew Kulikovsky wrote:
> > I think this is significant since, it IS IMPOSSIBLE for a camel
> > to go through the eye of a needle just as it is impossible for a
> > who places more value on wealth than anything else to enter the
> > of Heaven.
> It is curious, isn't it, that the translation of KAMIILON as Camel
> actually *diminishes* the harshness of the saying (not to mention that
> mixes apples and oranges, or dromidaries with small daggers), in that
> long as the idea of the eye of the needle has something to do with a
> in a city wall, there is left over the *possibility* of passage, rough
> difficult as that might be. But it is only when we translate KAMIILON
> "rope" or, more "alliteraly", "cable" that the true sense of Jesus'
> metaphor, which I take is something inteneded to stress impossibility,
> maintained. A rope CANNOT pass through a needle's eye.
True. But then neither can a camel...
The harshness of the saying is always there as long as we put
away this idea that "the idea of a needle" is some kind of gate...
-- Andrew S. Kulikovsky B.App.Sc(Hons) MACS Software Engineer CelsiusTech Australia Endeavour House,Technology Park, The Levels, S.A. 5095 Phone : +61 8 8343 3837 (Direct) Fax : +61 8 8343 3778 Email : email@example.com
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