Biblical Archaeology Review 45:3, May/June 2019

Strata: Cartoon Caption Contest

“Are these tips tax deductible?”
—Daryl Pearson, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our January/February 2019 cartoon, based on 1 Samuel 18:27. We are pleased to congratulate Daryl Pearson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up:

“After 200 of these things, everyone was getting crotchety.”
—Dale Stout, Colorado Springs, Colorado

“Probably best not to re-gift these.”
—Sandra Brandtner, Wausau, Wisconsin

“I hope this proves I can cut it.”
—John Thampi, Queens Village, New York

“I said I wanted peace with the Philistines, NOT pieces of Philistines!”
—Patrick McAnaney, Alameda, California

“That’s not what I meant by, ‘Give me some skin’!”
—Bill Palmer, Round Rock, Texas

“Now do I have enough skin in the game to become your son-in-law?”
—John Motter, Fort Wayne, Indiana

“Wanna count ‘em?”
—Charles Richardson, Greer, South Carolina

“I said Philistine wine-skins.”
—James Dorn, Sterling, Ohio

“Perhaps we don’t need to mention this in the Bible.”
—Richard James Wolf, Westminster, Maryland

“It would have been easier if you had just asked for a flock of sheep.”
—Merle Farrington, Medway, Massachusetts

“These are not the jewels I expected.”
—Lee Zenger, Centerville, Utah

“In death they were converted.”
—Deacon Carmen Restaino, Pompton Plains, New Jersey

“Here’s your pound of flesh—to go!”
—Scott McRae, Tampa, Florida

“It’s in the bag!”
—Marjorie Smith, Salineville, Ohio

“Now, I’ve kept my ‘end’ of the bargain!”
—William Trimyer, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

“Next time let’s leave the circumcisions to the priesthood!”
—Melba Shavers, West Monroe, Louisiana

Write a caption for the cartoon (see Judges 12:5–6), and send it to us by mail or online on our website.

BAR Cartoon Caption Contest
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Be sure to include your name and address. The deadline for entries May 31, 2019. The author of the winning caption will receive a copy of the BAS book The Origins of Things, a BAS tote bag and three gift subscriptions to give BAR to friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS tote bag and two gift subscriptions.