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January/February 2020 Caption Contest Winners

Biblical Archaeology Review January/February 2020: Winners

And the Winner Is …

Boaz and Sandal

“I think she’s my sole-mate.”
—Wade Livingston, Thornton, Colorado

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our January/February 2020 cartoon, based on Ruth 4:7–8. We are pleased to congratulate Wade Livingston of Thornton, Colorado, who wrote the winning caption.


“But wait, there’s more! Act now and I’ll throw in the mother-in-law suite at no extra charge!”
—Deborah S. Peters, Naperville, Illinois

“And the treads are guaranteed for 12 months or 500,000 steps, as described in the warranty.”
—Timothy Kenyon, Rockford, Illinois

Staff Caption:

“Move your thumb. What’s this? Made in MOAB?!”
—Bob Cargill, Editor

Honorable Mentions:

“This transaction is RUTHless.”
—Mark Verhagen, Harrison, Ohio

“Penny loafer for your thoughts.”
—Bridgette M’Guinness, Saratoga, California

“I was hoping for Air Joshuas.”
—Paul Fessenden, Hawthorne, Florida

“I see you cleaned out the barn today.”
—Todd Lemke, Watkins, Minnesota

“I was kind of expecting a tie, but okay.”
—Charles Savelle, Alvin, Texas

“I’m a shoe-in for Ruth’s love.”
—Fenton Groff, Mayslanding, New Jersey

“Okay, throw in a pair of socks, and you’ve got a deal.”
—Steve Spearing, Hampstead, North Carolina

“Looks like a worn out promise to me.”
—Juanita Calvin, Levelland, Texas

After the night on the threshing floor, Boaz waited for the other shoe to drop.
—Jeff Fackler, Cleona, Pennsylvania

“Put yourself in my shoes.”
—Rickey Madden, Simpsonville, South Carolina

“Can’t I at least get a pair?”
—Norvil L. Brown, Stanwood, Michigan

“Mind getting this notarized?”
—Arthur C. Delozier, Maryville, Tennessee

“So … should I sign it?”
—Carolyn Heloey, Mountain Home, Arkansas

“This is not the soul I was talking about.”
—Delmar Edward Armstrong, Moreno Valley, California

“Big transaction—size 16.”
—Stephen B. Jacobson, Tampa, Florida

“Don’t worry. One size fits all.”
—Steve Shields, Eugene, Oregon

“You don’t perhaps have a size 10?”
—Keith Nicol, Cape Town, South Africa

“This seems to be a better fit for you than for me.”
—Michael Cote, El Dorado, California

“All sales final. No refunds, exchanges, or transfers.”
—Shellie Lasiter-Read, Woodland Park, Colorado

“How about marketplace credit instead?”
—Richard James Wolf, Westminster, Maryland

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