Re: Grounds for disbelief

From: Freeman, Louise Margaret (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 14:43:03 EDT

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    I just read Pennock's Tower of Babel where he mentions that "camel" might have
    come about from an eariler copying error of "rope" since the two words differ by
    only one letter. Is there any evidence to support that?

    Louise M. Freeman, PhD
    Psychology Dept
    Mary Baldwin College
    Staunton, VA 24401
    FAX 540-887-7121

    > There's often a tendency to rationalize parables and make them
    > "sensible."
    > E.g., a rich man getting into the Kingdom of God being compared to a
    > camel going through
    > the eye of a needle is often said to refer to one of the gates of
    > Jerusalem which was
    > very narrow & was called "the eye of the needle." The only trouble is
    > that there was no
    > such gate! This interpretation quite misses Jesus point, that by human
    > standards it's
    > impossible, and not just difficult.

    > Shalom,
    > George

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