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Ref Misspoken, misheard, but accepted. (189* d) RE: Misspoken, misheard, but accepted. 22 Jun 09

Going back to the beginning, I've read that the Biblical quote about the camel going through the eye of "A" needle is wrong. It's supposed to be the eye of "THE" needle, that being a reference to a small door set into a city gate for use during the night or times of trouble. To get through "the eye of the needle", a traveler would have to unload his camel or donkey, pass the load through, then coax the balky animal through the small opening. It's not impossible, but it does take a lot of extra effort, which fits the context.

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