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Biblical Archaeology Review 48:3, Fall 2022

Caption Contest

Biblical Archaeology Review

“Big fish?! The ticket said Tarshish!”

—Patricia Erbele, Hesperia, California

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Spring 2022 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.” We are pleased to congratulate Patricia Erbele of Hesperia, California, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up:


“But the ad said, ‘Have a whale of a time for three days and three nights!’”

—Susan Stark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Jonah may have looked like a tempting morsel to the fish, but three days later he would find out that you can’t keep a good man down.”

—Frank Schipani, White Lake, Michigan


“‘Go sailing,’ they said. ‘It’ll be fun,’ they said.”

—Malinda Kaye Dilday, Raleigh, North Carolina

“Remember Tarshish’s posted laws: Catch and Release Only!”

—Ron Wiebe, San Jose, California

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