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Summer 2023 Caption Contest Winners

Biblical Archaeology Review Summer 2023: Winners

And the Winner Is …

Credit: Eric Carlson

“This little piggy should have stayed home.”
Julia Stramer, Hazelton, MD 

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Summer 2023 cartoon, based on Luke 15:15­–16: “So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that region, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, and no one gave him anything.” We are pleased to congratulate Julia Stramer of Hazelton, MD, who wrote the winning caption.



“Should I eat slop, or go back to Pop?”
Dirk Mroczek, Southport, NC

“This is what I get for going hog wild!”
Nolan Green, Jacksonville, TX


Honorable Mentions:

“I’m sure there’s a pearl in here somewhere…”
John McDonnell, Wausau, WI

“I dine with swine, while at home they’re drinking wine.”
Lee Ellison, Moseley, VA

“Swine, vermin, and dung? I thought they said wine, women, and song!”
Archie Wade, Gadsden, AL

“Mud is thicker than water.”
Judith Bonaduce, Media, PA

“Slop. It’s what’s for dinner.”
Doug Johnson, Dassel, MN

“You reap what you sow, sow.”
Brian Brown, Louisville, KY

“Maybe I should go home to Dad. Better to eat crow than slop.”
Frank Schipani, White Lake, MI

“Fodder, I’m home!”
Mark Schaefer, Arvada, CO

“All this bacon walking around, and not a bite to eat!”
Rick Estep, Lebanon, OH

“What’ll I do? I’m totally stymied!”
Jesse Hughes, Gallatin, TN

“Go ahead, have some. We won’t tell.”
Louis Savary, Tampa, FL

“Eat that and we’ll squeal on you!”
Robert Carpenter, St. Louis, MO

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