Funny things in ancient literature

Josh over at his new Son of the Fathers blog has tagged me in his meme: A Meme: Funniest things in ancient literature.

Well, the funniest thing that I’ve read recently was 1 Samuel 13:13 (discussed here):

καὶ εἶπεν Σαμουηλ πρὸς Σαουλ Μεματαίωταί σοι

Which comes out relatively close to something like:

And Samuel said, ‘That was a really stupid move you’ve just made.’

Or perhaps:

And Samuel said, ‘Wow, Saul, you really blew it this time.’

Or what about:

And Samuel said, ‘Way to go, Einstein. You’ve just lost your crown.’

Now I don’t think Samuel’s words are really that overblown, but imagining is half the fun!

Let’s see if we can get something funny out of Bryan and Rico.

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        1. I know, I should have a better attitude. Guess I’ve been watching too much Eeyore in those Winnie-the-Pooh videos Ella is hooked on right now. 🙂

  1. that’s funny. He’s pretty much saying. You’re being stupid.

    I always found this funny (john 21.7)

    7 λέγει οὖν ὁ μαθητὴς ἐκεῖνος ὃν ἠγάπα ὁ Ἰησοῦς τῷ Πέτρῳ· ὁ κύριός ἐστιν. Σίμων οὖν Πέτρος ἀκούσας ὅτι ὁ κύριός ἐστιν τὸν ἐπενδύτην διεζώσατο, ἦν γὰρ γυμνός, καὶ ἔβαλεν ἑαυτὸν εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν,

    Say what you want about γυμνός, referring to him still having on an undergarment, I’ll continue to read that as he was fishing naked, and mark 14.52 has my back.

    for related posts, btw, see

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