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The Hebrew Bible and Humour

18th August 2006

If you are of the opinion that the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament is only a serious book about a serious God, then you need to read Simon Holloway‘s post, “The Hilarious Hebrew Bible” over at Divrei ben Abuya. The post looks at a collection of essays that came out quite a while ago: On Humour and the Comic in the Hebrew Bible, edited by Yehuda T. Radday and Athalya Brenner (Sheffield: Almond Press, 1990). Simon also adds an example of humour from the Bible of his own.

One Response to “The Hebrew Bible and Humour”

  1. brad Says:

    Joel Kaminsky from Smith College has an article along the same lines which is very good: “Humor and the Theology of Hope in Genesis: Isaac as a Humorous Figure,” Interpretation 54.4 (October 2000): 363-375.