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Summer 2024 Caption Contest Winners

Biblical Archaeology Review Summer 2024: Winners

And the Winner Is …

“I will fear no evil, but I’m still afraid of heights!”
—Stephen M. Schneider, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Winter 2023 cartoon, based on Acts 9:25: “But [Paul’s] disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.” We are pleased to congratulate Stephen M. Schneider of Cape Canaveral, Florida, who wrote the winning caption.


“I guess a basket is better than a casket!”
—Stephanie Kerry, Valley, Alabama

“After all I’ve been through, no wonder I’m a basket case.”
—Danny E. Draper, Little Rock, Arkansas

Honorable Mentions:

“The first game of Basket Paul.”
—Andy Stafford, Bloomington, Indiana

“A tisket, a tasket, I’m not sure I trust this basket.”
—Daryl Pearson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

“Phew! No sign of OSHA.”
—Alida Verwey, Reisterstown, Maryland

“A stool pigeon watching a ‘jailbird’ escape.”
—Terrence J. Oneill, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

“Paul, get a grip—your friends might slip!”
—Debby Moody, Crawfordville, Florida

“A tisket, a tasket, God help me brave this basket!”
—Gary Hanson, Arden Hills, Minnesota

“Moses said this is how he got started!”
—Manny Garcia, San Antonio, Texas

“Hey guys, are you sure this is the only way down?”
—Anthony Cortez, Redwood Valley, California

“They trusted his words, but can he trust their grip?”
—Dr. Mark Beischel, Council Bluffs, Iowa

“Preaching to my people has its ups and downs.”
—Robert Kolenkow, Berkeley, California

“That’s the ugliest chick I’ve ever seen!”
—Martin Bowers, Lexington, California

“Paul’s time in Damascus proved to be something of a letdown.”
—Jim Proctor, South Royalton, Vermont

“I’ve barely launched my career and I’m already a basket case.”
—Gary Hayward, Barre, Massachusetts

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