I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist

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I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist

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Published on Dec 11, 2014
A biblical- and ancient-Near-Eastern-studies–themed parody of "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from The Pirates of Penzance. Lyrics, musical arrangement, and vocals by Joshua Tyra, ⓒ 2011. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, original lyrics by William S. Gilbert.
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Clever.
“The only sensible response to fragmented, slowly but randomly accruing evidence is radical open-mindedness. A single, simple explanation for a historical event is generally a failure of imagination, not a triumph of induction.” William H.C. Propp
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Absolutely brilliant!

Thanks for sharing.
I feel better knowing that someone else agrees with me that the Philistines were Canadian. Most philologists feel it is the other way around.
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Haha. Laughed most at the line about knowing what they were wearing based on the epigraphy :lol:

Reminds me of the Reformation Polka song:

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Major generalization.
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