Humour in the Bible: Book 3 Leviticus

I never said all the humour in the Bible was gentle or polite. We have come to expect harsh even toilet humour from the prophets, but in this reading Leviticus outdoes Ezekiel sharpening his toilet humour and even making it shorter and more pointed.

In this podcast I’ll compare Ezek 6:3-6 with Lev 26:30, and even throw in some Hebrew and a reference to Cuneiform, just to show how serious Leviticus’ humour really is πŸ™‚


  1. It’s never too late to learn (more) Hebrew! My dad was learning Portugese at 80 something.
    Thanks David πŸ™‚ I was pretty surprised and chuffed myself to get Leviticus done πŸ˜‰ and I have a secret weapon for Lamentations (what IS it with these L books?) a friend who is doing her PhD on the book πŸ™‚

  2. I mentioned a link on my blog to an article called Humor in the Bible. It’s a pretty good catalog of different forms of humor throughout the Bible. You might check it out if you get stuck.

  3. Oh don’t worry, Google is my friend, I’ll continue cheating all the way through the series πŸ˜‰

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