Classic Jewish joke. Extinguishing the Shabbos lamp due to danger. Rav Tanchum’s homily on extinguishing the Shabbos lamp for a sick person. King Solomon’s wisdom seems to contradict his father King David’s wisdom as well as his own. Rav Tanchum reconciles the contradictions, especially: who is superior, the living or the dead? Ultimately he derives that life is precious because the soul of man is the lamp of the Lord. To reconcile another of Solomon’s contradictions, we do like Rabba and open Torah study with humor!