Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


Used only in the proverb, "to pass through a needle's eye" (Mt. 19:24; Mk. 10:25; Lk. 18:25). Some interpret the expression as referring to the side gate, close to the principal gate, usually called the "eye of a needle" in the East; but it is rather to be taken literally. The Hebrew females were skilled in the use of the needle (Ex. 28:39, 26:36; Judg. 5:30).

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