Fall 2022 Caption Contest Winners

Biblical Archaeology Review Fall 2022: Winners

And the Winner Is …


in the Fall 2022 Caption Contest Winners4 men in desert 2 playing a shofar and the 3rd holding a shofar with a question mark above his head while he stares questioningly at the 4th man who plays a trumpet

Image credit: Eric Carlson

“Well, that should bring down the house!”
—Greg Stephens, Ooltewah, Tennessee

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Fall 2022 cartoon, based on Joshua 6:8: “As Joshua had commanded the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord went forward, blowing the trumpets, with the ark of the covenant of the Lord following them.” We are pleased to congratulate Greg Stephens of Ooltewah, Tennessee, who wrote the winning caption.


“Transferred from Company B, huh?”
—Ronald L. Sawyer, Fulton, New York

“Hey! Shofar, so good! But we saints aren’t marching in just yet!”
—Mark Kirby, Covington, Louisiana

Honorable Mentions:

“I do not want to meet the ram that horn came from!”
—Martin Bowers, Lexington, South Carolina

Shofar off-key, the walls couldn’t stand any longer!
—Jocelyn Redmond, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

“The memo said to bring your ram horn, not your jam horn!”
—Hilsa Ayonayon, Brisbane, California

“How did that Jazzerite get into our priesthood?”
—Vernon Klemin, Springfield, Oregon

“This is not the time to be tooting your own horn!”
—Joel Rembaum, Los Angeles, California

Three Shofars and a Louie!
—Jodi Nicole Fisher, Vancouver, Washington

“Is that the new horn I heard all about?!”
—Teofil Kalinowski, Toledo, Ohio

“There’s playing the horn, and then there’s playing the horn.”
—Tracey Cohen, Jersey City, New Jersey

“Stick to the chart! It’s not time to solo!”
—Richard Kelso, New Hope, Minnesota

“Did the Lord say, ‘I’ll save you with my strong arm’—or ‘Armstrong’?”
—Alessandro Cioffi, Serravalle Pistoiese, Italy

“What’s all this jazz about, anyway?”
—Jerry Fust, St. Johns, Michigan

“Who hired the soloist?”
—Doug Martin, San Diego, California

“He’s got a lot of brass!”
—Judy Magness, Pollock Pines, California

“You can play your trumpet at the victory party tonight.”
—Gary S. Fowler, Statesboro, Georgia

“Did he say to bring down the walls … or the house?”
—Robert Sparkes, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Since the discovery of bronze, some of the Levites have struggled with the new songs the Gillespie clan were playing for the Lord.
—Bob Karel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“What kind of ram grew that horn?”
—Susan Young, Jacksonville, Florida

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