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Biblical Archaeology Review 48:1, Spring 2022

Caption Contest

Biblical Archaeology Review

“And you called me an ass!”

—Vernon Moyer, Hickory, North Carolina

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Fall 2021 cartoon, based on Numbers 22:27-28. We are pleased to congratulate Vernon Moyer of Hickory, North Carolina, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up:


“If you kick my seat one more time, you will see more than one angel.”

—Liz Anciaux, Marion, Iowa

“I am so done with you! Call a camel!”

—Suzanne Linch, Westerville, Ohio


“AETA (Angels for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will hear of this!”

—Fernando Atienza, Williamsburg, Virginia

“They call me a beast of burden, but you’re a beast and a burden!!”

—William Moore, Whiting, New Jersey

Write a caption for the cartoon based on Jonah 1:17: “But the Lord provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah; and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Submit it via our website at

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