It’s one of the most popular sayings from the Bible—the lion lying down with the lamb—but it’s a misquotation. It’s the wolf who will lie down with the lamb; the lion and the calf will be together (Isaiah 11:6).
As for the mouse who removed the thorn from the lion’s paw—that’s not in the Bible at all.
Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our November/December cartoon. We are pleased to congratulate Michael Brewer of Smyrna, Tennessee, who wrote the winning caption, and our runners-up:
“I hate to correct you, but the true reading of the DSS Isaiah Scroll is, ‘and the lamb shall lie down inside the lion.’ ”
—Bob Nudelman, Chester, Virginia
“Yes, but the mouse removed the thorn.”
—Lauretta Aragon, Clay Springs, Arizona
Write a caption for the cartoon at above (see Numbers 17), and send it to us by mail or online at our Web site:
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 is April 25, 2011. The author of the winning caption will receive a BAS T-shirt, a Dead Sea Scroll mug and three gift subscriptions to give BAR to friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS T-shirt and two gift subscriptions.
And the winner is…
“Trust me, I’m a vegetarian.”
—Michael Brewer, Smyrna, Tennessee
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