[b-hebrew] elephants or ivory ?

Yaakov Stein yaakov_s at rad.com
Sun Aug 24 02:32:05 EDT 2008


> BTW, do you know where the modern word PYL comes from ?

After hitting the "send" key, I remembered an Aramaic expression from
the Babylonian Talmud with the word PYL.

Interestingly that expression "they pull elephants through the eye of a needle"
uses the word QWP - but as the eye of a needle - not a monkey.

Yaakov (J) Stein



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