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Biblical Archaeology Review 47:2, Summer 2021

Caption Contest

Biblical Archaeology Review

“Sure it floats. It’s an ark …”

—Chip Stansbury, Raleigh, North Carolina

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Winter 2020 cartoon (left), based on Joshua 3:14-17. We are pleased to congratulate Chip Stansbury of Raleigh, North Carolina, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up:


“I wonder if Moses had this problem!”

—Michael Alm, Greeley, Colorado

“Don’t worry about the mud. I brought chains.”

—John T. Schulenberg, Kerrville, Texas


“When they write all this down later, I bet they omit all the mud.”

—Genevieve Stephens, Edgewood, New Mexico

“Hey, Joshua, I thought you said we’d be crossing on dry land!”

—Judith Cahoon, Harbinger, North Carolina

Write a caption for the cartoon based on Matthew 3:4: “Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.” Submit it via our website at:

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