Riddle me this.
March 11, 2013 11:53 PM Subscribe
Are there the makings of a riddle in Isaiah 22:22? And can you help me come up with a tangible answer to it, just for kicks?
posted by egeanin to grab bag (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Not interested in the religious or historical context of the verse-- I just enjoy riddles. The part of the verse that's interesting to me is this line, paraphrased: "what he shall open, none shall close; what he shall close, none shall open."
I totally get that this is not actually a riddle, but it got my mind to thinking and I started to wonder whether there might be an object that satisfies these parameters: something that once opened is impossible to shut, AND once shut is impossible to open.
I'm more interested in tangible objects than intangible ones, because answers like "one's mind" seem obvious and easy. Just for fun--what else could fit?