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Biblical Archaeology Review 49:3, Fall 2023

Caption Contest

Biblical Archaeology Review

“Goodness gracious, great Baals of fire!”
Trenton R. Ferro, Shorewood, Illinois

Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our Spring 2023 cartoon, based on 1 Kings 18:38: “Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust and even licked up the water that was in the trench.” We are pleased to congratulate Trenton R. Ferro of Shorewood, Illinois, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up:


“Whoa! Where’s the beef?”
Bruce B. Beach, Crossville, Tennessee

And God said, “Let there be s’mores!”
Fern Nissenbaum, Brooklyn, New York


“We’d better Baal!”
Walter Marlowe, Leuven, Belgium

“But I wanted it medium rare!”
Owen Camp, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Write a caption for the cartoon (right) based on Acts 2:3–4: “Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.” Submit it via our website at

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