Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Check This Game Out - How Well Do You Know Your Bible Game

I found this game over at Dakota's blog and it is pretty challenging. I am taking a day off of writing and I will post Part 4 tomorrow. Enjoy the game!

There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. God Bless.


Jenna said...

That is very challenging! I found a quite a few, but definitely not 30 so I'll be printing it out for fun and looking again:)


Lilac Bud Gal said...

My word!! That is tough... I only found 24, but maybe I can go back and look again to see if I can find the other six..

If you need me to, I can list the ones I found.. that way you know I did find them. :)

In Christ's Service,

Bethany said...

I'm getting 11.....ahh I guess I'll have to work on it. :D My sister picked out job....Job. Hmm, I guess it helps to read it out loud and have someone else listen. Or..maybe my sister is smarter. lol

God bless!


Joshua said...

Yeah, I found quite a few at first. Then, I looked in the table of contents in my Bible. After that, I found all of them. It was pretty difficult though. :)

You really do not have to give the answers to me. I did not make up the game, so it would probably be pretty useless in giving them to me in the first place, but I appreciate your concern though. :)

Keep on persevering. You will get to the finish line one way or the other. Even I have some difficulty figuring out puzzles sometimes, so don't feel too bad. :)

Regan Family Farm said...

We printed several and spent a good hour struggling...all the way to the finish line:)

Thanks for the wholesome fun!
Mrs. Regan

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Ok. :) Were you able to find all 30?? I wonder who has the answers so that maybe those of us who can't do it all the way could know what other books were there... ;) But, guess that would ruin the whole point, eh?

In Christ's Service,

Joshua said...

Yeah, I was able to find all 30. It took around an hour to figure them all out, but I was glad I stuck with it. Hey, I could give you the answers through posting a comment on your blog. Just don't publish it. Delete it when you are finished with the comment, ok. :)

Mrs. Regan,
Congratulations through the toil of persevering and not giving in when the difficulty of the puzzle proved too tough. There is a definite biblical lesson in that. Thanks for the comment and I was glad to share it with you guys over at the farm.