31st August 2005
I just came accross a press release for Talking Bible Dolls.
Yes, that’s right, now you can buy a Talking Moses, Talking Jesus, or a Talking Esther doll!
When you push their felt hearts they recite different verses. Jesus knows a number of verses from the prophets, psalms, and gospels, while Moses recites the Ten Commandments. I couldn’t discover what Esther said, though I bet it wasn’t “let the ten sons of Haman be hanged on the gallows” (Esther 9:13).
I was a bit surprised, however, that despite the popularity of ancient Aramaic and Hebrew since the release of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, these dolls speak modern English. Another shocker is that the Talking Moses doll is not Jewish! He appears to be Protestant — at least that is what I would think from his recitation of the Ten Commandments (see my previous blog entry on the Ten Commandments here if you don’t know what I am referring to).
I can’t be too hard on these dolls, they are kind of cute. You can purchase them from talkingbibledolls.com.
Now if only we could have a Talking Job’s Wife Doll that tells you to curse God and die!