A Biblical Imperative for Eating Ribs?

Dig in, my son...

Someone just shared this with me, knowing full well how I would probably have some fun with it. This reminds me of the late country comedian Jerry Clower's story of the man that ran the little country store and quoted a bible verse every time he rang up a sale on the register... he had a verse for everything and everybody. Selling a piece of candy, he would say "Suffer not the little children to come unto me..."   Now us BBQ'ers have one too...

Many of you will know that the Book of the Prophet Daniel is one of the deepest books of the Holy Bible, one that is full of strange prophecies, visions and things of mystery. However, here is a particular verse I seem to have totally missed over the years. I am not trying to be sacri-religious ... and I certainly don't mean to offend anyone - I just think this is a delightful verse for us "smokers" and "rib addicts". Please don't flame me or take me off your Christmas card list, OK? Here it is:

And behold another beast, a second, like (un)to a bear, and it raised itself up on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it; and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.

Daniel 7:5, King James Version of The Holy Bible

Three ribs being a short order, I guess... Rib lovers everywhere, arise, devour much flesh...sink thy teeth into that slab that lies upon thy trencher!

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