The aim is not then to explain away the paradox and make the needle a huge carpet needle for elsewhere the jewish writings use the eye of the needle as a picture of a very small place a needles eye is not too narrow for two friends but the world is not wide enough for two enemies 6 the ludicrous contrast between the small size of . What did jesus mean when he said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven was jesus referring to a literal camel and a literal needle or to a gate that was known as the needles eye. The term eye of a needle is used as a metaphor for a very narrow openingit occurs several times throughout the talmudthe new testament quotes jesus as saying that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god the eye of a sewing needle is the part formed into a loop for pulling thread located at the end opposite from the point. The eye of the needle is in fact not only narrow but only tall enough for a human to get through thus a camel would not only have to unload the baggage but come through the gate on its knees. In the lead up to the truth matters conference in october we will be focusing our attention on the sufficiency authority and clarity of scripture of our previous blog series none better embodies
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