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Humor in the Bible

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"Humor brings God closer to humankind. For instance, God seems more understandable and less aloof when he is sarcastic. We mortals note that even omniscience and omnipotence do not prevent one from being hurt by straying children. Humorous stories and exaggerations make the moral lessons of the Hebrew Bible more memorable ... "[1]


  • "The door turns on its hinges, and the lazy man on his bed" (Proverbs 26:14). [2]
  • "If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse." (Proverbs 27:14)
  • "It is better to be living in an angle of the house-top, than with a bitter-tongued woman in a wide house." (Proverbs 25:24)


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