Bible-based, after all

09 January 2008


From Elaine Bishop
Sir, — Where did the idea of the “ox and ass standing by” (Features, 21/28 December; Letters, 4 January) come from? From Isaiah 1.3: “The ox knoweth his master, and the ass his master’s crib, but Israel doth not know” — a verse with obvious appeal to St Francis.
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