Biblical Humor

Charles David Isbell cisbell at
Sat Feb 24 18:23:46 EST 2001

And what is this about the righteous Hezekiah?  The man slept with his
ancestors {2 Kgs 20.21}.
Charles David Isbell
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <Peter_Kirk at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 4:15 PM
Subject: RE: Biblical Humor

> Well, the priests must have had wave ovens to roast their wave offerings
> before eating them (Lev 7:30-31). Perhaps the micro part came later. And
> Deborah's computer was obviously a Palm, but they must also have been
> in those days if she could sit under it.
> Jehu may have been poor by French standards, but he could afford a car as
> know he drove like a maniac (2 Kings 9:20 NRSV).
> Peter Kirk
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raymond de Hoop [mailto:rdehoop at]
> Sent: 24 February 2001 13:24
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: Biblical Humor
> Dear all,
> I'm glad that after my feeble attempt at humor, many collegues supported
> in various ways showing that humor is still among us. Moreover I'm glad
> certain jokes on this male dominated list have been "written by women"!
> However, now it has been demonstrated (against what I had expected) that
> cars are to be found in the Bible by their very names (Triumph and of
> the famous Chevy), I started looking whether the computers could be found
> also.
> Regrettably not, but tradition may help us! As we all know, sin came in
> world by Adam and Eve eating from the forbidden fruit: an Apple! Because
> this is still symbolized in the icon of this fatally attractive computer,
> must be historically reliable tradition. So, existing from the Big Inning,
> suppose that Deborah must have been working on an Apple too, and in her
> (sitting under her palm) I suppose it was instead of an iBook something
> an iTablet!
> Well, I'm waiting till someone is gonna demonstrate that the microwave
> did exist!
> Greetings,
> Raymond
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