Biblical Humor

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at
Fri Feb 23 10:29:29 EST 2001

Since this IS the Biblical Hebrew List, allow me to tell these:

1. Where is a US-made car mentioned in the Bible?
Why, in the journey through the wilderness, of course: "vayishb mimmenu
Chevy".(num. 21:1)

2. And where is a flat tire mentioned in the Bible?
In Psalms 146:4, of course: "tetze' ruho tashuv le'admato"

3. And for you lottery lovers, where is Lotto mentioned?
In Psalms of course:
"yippol mitsidekha 'elef umiyminkha revavah 'eleykha lo' yiggash. raq
be(eynekha tabbit veshelumat resha(im tir'eh" - (Psalms 91:7-8)

This is certainly more pleasant than our previous discussion.

Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Biblical Humor

> > Don't forget the shortest man in the Bible, Bildad the Shuhite.
> Yeah, they used to think it was Knee-high-miah...the Bible starts
> with a baseball game, "In the big inning"...
> > And for the Christians on the list, the most awkward man in the gospels
> > the father of the Prodigal son, who "went out to meet [his returning
> > and fell on his neck."
> LOL!  I hadn't heard that one before.  Thanks!
> Dave Washburn
> "No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
> tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
> violated."  C. S. Lewis
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