Fall 2021 Caption Contest Winners

Biblical Archaeology Review Fall 2021: Winners

And the Winner Is …

Credit: Eric Carlson

“And you called me an ass!”
—Vernon Moyer, Hickory, North Carolina

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Summer 2021 cartoon, based on Numbers 22:27–28: “When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, it lay down under Balaam; and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff. Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and it said to Balaam, ‘What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?’” We are pleased to congratulate Vernon Moyer of Hickory, North Carolina, who wrote the winning caption


“If you kick my seat one more time, you will see more than one angel.”
—Liz Anciaux, Marion, Iowa

“I am so done with you! Call a camel!”
—Suzanne Linch, Westerville, Ohio

Honorable Mentions:

“AETA (Angels for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will hear of this!”
—Fernando Atienza, Williamsburg, Virginia

“They call me a beast of burden, but you’re a beast and a burden!”
—William Moore, Whiting, New Jersey

“Three strikes, and you’re off!”
—Rod Picking, Omaha, Nebraska

“And another thing, you’re too heavy.”
—Betty Rosian, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

“I may be a donkey, but you are the one being a jackass.”
—Michael Pinto, Kalamazoo, Michigan

“I’m just obeying God’s stop sign.”
—Joan Greig, Aurora, Ohio

“Careful, I got friends in High Places.”
—Jean Libby, Sugar Creek, Missouri

“Get off my back.”
—Hope Odzak, Durham, North Carolina

“Balaam, pick one: the wrath of the Lord or the Humane Society.”
—Joyce Beckner, Rushville, Indiana

“This time, you go first!”
—Barb Ludka, Franklin, Wisconsin

“Yes, I can speak, and I can see, too!”
—Laurie Luke, Jacksonville, Florida

“Always it’s a stick with you—never the carrot!”
—Karen Woodin, Yakima, Washington

“You keep that up, and I see a lot of walking in your future!”
—Bob Wondolowski, Uxbridge, Massachusetts

“While we’re at it, let’s talk about my oat bag portions, too!”
—Jared Acord, Costa Mesa, California

“At least I have something to say.”
—Jack Wonner, Erie, Pennsylvania

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