Can you find all 30?

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  1. Phil D.

    Phil D. Puritan Board Junior

    Thought I would re-post this word puzzle from about 10 years ago. People seemed to enjoy it then. I'll post the answer sheet in a few days. Happy Hunting! :gpl:


    There are 30 books of the Bible named 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.

     
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  2. Brian R.

    Brian R. Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks, Phil! Just gave it to my 10-year old son who devours things like this. We'll see how he does.
     
  3. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    I enjoy studying the book of First Banjo and I feel convicted by the Apostle Paul's letter to the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth.
     
  4. Brian R.

    Brian R. Puritan Board Freshman

    Got 'em! My boy found 23. Then I painstakingly plucked out the other 7. It's easier if you look for a specific book rather than just reading through the passage. Thanks again for the fun!
     
  5. JennyGeddes

    JennyGeddes Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks! That was fun!
     
  6. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    I found 20 in about 15 minutes earlier today. I need more time. LOL I guess I am slow of mind. That is really fun.
     
  7. Phil D.

    Phil D. Puritan Board Junior

    ANSWER SHEET

    There are 30 books of the Bible named 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.
     
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