Andean Bear with her cubs an mage of YHWH (Photo by Smithsonian’s National Zoo)
In this podcast I’ll again argue that Robert Carroll gets it wrong. Despite hi[/caption]s own fierce black humour he fails to acknowledge its presence or at least its prevalence in the prophets. He writes about humour in Hosea in:
Carroll, Robert P. ‘Is Humour among the Prophets’. On humour and the comic in th Hebrew Bible. Edited by Yehuda T. Radday and Athalya Brenner. Continuum International Publishing Group, 1990, 179-180.
Bob was a fine friend, and a great scholar, I wish he was still around to argue against me! Since he isn’t perhaps you will do him the honour of looking for the gaps or weaknesses in what I say and pointing them out in the comments (he’d appreciate it 😉