Biblical Humor

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Sat Feb 24 17:20:54 EST 2001


Peter Kirk wrote:
> Jehu may have been poor by French standards, but he could afford a car as
we
> know he drove like a maniac (2 Kings 9:20 NRSV).
>
Peter, that's the simple meaning of the text! It explains why we Israeli
drive like maniacs even today.
Yours,
Jonathan


Jonathan D. Safren
Chairman
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raymond de Hoop [mailto:rdehoop at keyaccess.nl]
> 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
me
> in various ways showing that humor is still among us. Moreover I'm glad
that
> 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
course
> 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
the
> 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,
it
> must be historically reliable tradition. So, existing from the Big Inning,
I
> suppose that Deborah must have been working on an Apple too, and in her
case
> (sitting under her palm) I suppose it was instead of an iBook something
like
> an iTablet!
>
> Well, I'm waiting till someone is gonna demonstrate that the microwave
oven
> did exist!
>
> Greetings,
> Raymond
>
>
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