Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Funnies Contest: What's wrong with this statement?

David Brooks
Noted Bible Scholar
In his op-ed for The New York Times yesterday, David "Know Your Bible" Brooks attempts to invoke Messianic sanction for his argument:
In Corinthians, Jesus tells the crowds, “Not many of you were wise by worldly standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”
Okay, folks. Have at it. Brooks makes two (possibly three) glaring errors in introducing the biblical quote.

Can you spot them?

H/T to Sarah Pulliam Bailey via Twitter.

UPDATE: A revised edition of Brooks's column has now been posted, correcting one of the errors but keeping the other two in place.
In Corinthians, Paul tells the crowds, “Not many of you were wise by worldly standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”