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Entry from January 08, 2016
“Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?” (joke)

A popular Bible joke is:

Q: Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A: Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down the the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet (profit).


The joke was cited in print in 1893, 1909 and 1947, but became popular on the Internet in 1999.

“Who was the wisest financial investor in the Bible?” is a similar joke.


22 June 1893, Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield, IL), “Gold Is Invincible,” pg. 3, col. 1:
Mr. Rhodes didn’t seem to remember that check given by Moses to Pharaoh on the Bank of the Red sea, or the way Pharaoh’s daughter got a little prophet out of the rushes on the Bank of the Nile.

Old Fulton NY Postcards
3 November 1909, The Christian Science Monitor, “Egypt: The New and the Old,” pg. ?, col. 2:
The National Bank of Egypt is no doubt far more extensive in scope than that “bank of the Nile” out of whose “rushes,” the children love to remind us, Pharaoh’s daughter once “drew a little prophet.”

18 December 1947, The News (Van Nuys, CA), “Bible Quiz Contest,” pt. 2, pg. 8, col. 5:
What stumped the preachers were such questions and answers as these:

Who was the first banker mentioned in the Bible? Ans: Pharoah’s daughter, who went to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Google Books
Bible Humor:
Top 7 Lists

By Rich Anderson and David Veerman
Nashville, TN: Word Pub.
1999
Pg. 32:
Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible? Answer Pharaoh’s daughter — she went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet (profit).

Google Groups: alt.med.cfs
HUM: Bible Funnies
Helen Dobberpuhl
2/22/99
Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church (McDonald, TN)
Sermon delivered April 10, 1999
by Pastor Donald J Gettys
Miniature Moses
Today is the first of a series of seven sermons we’re going to have. I would like to talk today about “Miniature Moses.”
Let me ask you a question: Name the greatest female financier in the Bible? It was Pharaoh’s daughter. You know why? She went down to the bank… of the Nile… and drew out a little prophet.

Google Books
Dr. Speedy’s Jokes and Riddles
By Higino Gonzalez
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.com, Inc.
2000
Pg. 201:
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Twitter
Don Maxwell
‏@donrmaxwell
Q. Who was the Bible’s greatest female financier? A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.
1:34 PM - 26 Sep 2008

Google Books
Hilarious Jokes You Can Tell Anywhere
By Silvio Famularo
Durham, CT: Strategic Book Group
2011
Pg. 191:
Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
A. Pharaoh’s daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.

Twitter
The Iron Patriot
‏@Lover_Of_Jesus7
who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?
Pharaoh’s Daughter: she went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet
7:02 AM - 15 Jan 2016

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