What is the summary for Chapter 24 of East of Eden?

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This chapter is probably the most important thematically to the novel, for it introduces the concept of timshel.

Lee and Samuel fall into philosophical discussion.  Lee reveals that he and his Chinese friends have been debating the translation of the Hebrew word timshel .  Lee says that the American Standard “orders men to triumph over sin.”  The King James’ says ‘Thou shalt’ meaning that men will surely triumph over sin.”  But the actual translation is “Thou...

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