Camels are first mentioned in the Bible in the time of Abraham (Genesis 12:16), and they are prominently mentioned in other Old Testament stories such as the account of Genesis 24. John the Baptist is noted for wearing a garment made of camel’s hair (Matthew 3:4).
Jesus used the camel to illustrate His teaching. He said,
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24 ESV)
and, to the Scribes and Pharisees He said,
You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel! (Matthew 23:24 ESV)
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