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Fall 2020 Caption Contest Winners

Biblical Archaeology Review Fall 2020: Winners

And the Winner Is …

Fall 2020 Caption Contest
“Listen Joshua, due to recent social distancing guidelines, the attack on Jericho is going to be a little less direct.”
—Adam Z. Farnes, Chubbuck, Idaho

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Fall 2020 cartoon, based on Joshua 5:13–14: “Once when Joshua was by Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing before him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went to him and said to him, ‘Are you one of us, or one of our adversaries?’ He replied, ‘Neither; but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.’ And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and he said to him, ‘What do you command your servant, my lord?’”

We are pleased to congratulate Adam Z. Farnes of Chubbuck, Idaho, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up.


“I see your point.”
—Dave Johnson, Burnsville, Minnesota

“Where’s your mask?”
—Evonne J. Kragness, Lynn Center, Illinois

Staff Caption:

“Dude! Six Feet.”
—Bob Cargill, Editor

Honorable Mentions:

“I may never march in the infantry …”
—Stephen Warren, Marion, Arkansas

“None shall pass!”
—Keith Betry, Mokena, Illinois

“That workout routine at the Lord’s Gym is really paying off!”
—David D. Stephens, Bath, Michigan

“Yikes! God, could you go back to communicating through dreams?”
—Alice Eigner, Ma’ale Adumim, Israel

“An angel with no wings? Next you’ll tell me you need a ladder to get back to heaven!”
—Ernest Davis, Fernandina Beach, Florida

“Sure … but can you wield a pen?”
—Michael Carniello, Deerfield, Illinois

“We need to talk.”
—Cathy Martin, Palo Alto, California

“Seven days??? We’ve been walking for 40 years.”
—Dwight Blanchard, Chandler, Arizona

“Sorry, Joshua: No mask, no entry!”
—Andrea Gershwin, San Leandro, California

“You here for the trumpet concert? They say it’s really going to bring down the house!”
—Steve Dalzell, Washington, DC

“I may look defenseless, but I’ve got friends in high places.”
—David Roessler, Hazel Park, Michigan

“I definitely need to start going to the gym.”
—Samantha Senger, Crewe, Virginia

“ID please!”
—Vanu Kantayya, Boise, Idaho

“Reverence goes before a fall.”
—Nancy Vaughan, Okeechobee, Florida

“I’m coming around to your way of thinking.”
—Dale Stout, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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