A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

1. 7 t. J. h.

A few things good people should endeavor to avoid.


2. 40 y. w. in the w.

An intentionally extended camping trip.


3. 40 d. in the w., being t. by S.

This merited him a visit from the angels.


4. 700 w. and 300 c. of S.

Most men couldn't handle this situation.


5. 150 d. the w. o. the e.

A legendary event.


6. 6 c. d.

These were longer than 144 hours.


7. 10 C. (or 10 W.).

They can be broken.


8. 7 s. o. by the L.

He could do this because he had been slaughtered.


9. 3 k. of the k. of the h.

One chosen person used all of them.


10. 7 b. of the a. of G.

You wouldn't want a "meal" like this sitting on your table.


11. 30 p. of s. b. the "F. of B."

An unpleasant land transaction.


12. 7 y. of g. p. and 7 y. of f.

Something to do with having and having not.


13. 7 s. and 7 g. l.

A heavenly vision of an earthly situation.


14. 10 h. and 7 h.

A beastly sight.


15. 5 l. and 2 f. f. 5000 m.

Most cooks would love to know this recipe.


16. 12 s. in E's. a. on M. C.

A man and a mountain.


17. 3.5 y. of J'. e. m.

The gospel of John holds the clues.


18. 3.5 y. of d. when E. p. for it.

This man had feelings like us.


19. 14 e. by the a. P.

Sometimes he used a secretary.


20. 4 H. l. in the T.

Its name comes from a language different than it is.


21. 450 p. of B. and 400 p. of the s. p.

A wicked queen boarded them.


22. 4 r. out of 1 r. in E.

One of them went to where there was good gold.


23. 27 b. in the C. G. S.

The complement for the 39.


24. 9 h. in the S. on the M.

Suffering people may want to receive these blessings.


25. 5 b. in the P.

Think "Moses."


26. 0 g. k. in the 10-t. k. of I.

Not a good track record for any nation.


27. 9 q. that m. up the f. of the s.

What every Christian wants to bear.


28. 12 j. in I.

They were saviors.


29. 2 s. of J. b. in E. before the y. of the f: M. and E.

They brought Egyptian blood into their families.


30. 12 g. of 12 p. in N. J.

Like nothing ever seen on earth.


31. 1000 p. of m. p. to A. by A., K. of G.

The principle that adultery is wrong was illustrated here.


32. 7 l. and a f. l. f. f. 4000 m., besides w. and y. c.

A historic example of stretching the food budget.


33. 12 s. in the b. of j. with 4 r. of 3 s. in each r.

An unusual garment not to be worn by just anyone.


34. 50 c. the h. of the s. H. had m. to h. M.

An impressive instrument of execution.


35. 12 s. of J.

He didn't get any of them until he was past 80 years old.


36. 1 s., 1 m., and 11 s. b. d. to J.

They called him "that dreamer."


37. 70 y. of c. in B.

People wept by the rivers there.


38. 20 y. J. w. for L.

One of their names means "white."


39. 390 d. on E's. l. s. and 40 d. on E's. r. s.

Someone might accuse him of lying down on the job.


40. 2 h. like a l., but s. as a d.

Makes one think of government propaganda.


41. 1 s. gets s., but 99 h. n. s.

A shepherd must make a decision when this occurs.


42. 10 p. on the l. of E.

Three of these did not discriminate about the recipients; seven did.


43. 70 b. of A. k. on 1 s.

Involves a mass murder in order to gain a kingship.


44. 1 l. was c. at the t. of B.

This situation was definitely confusing.


45. 6 i. in E's. b.

A healthy biblical recipe.


46. 15 w. of the f.

What Christians shouldn't practice.


47. 300 c. out, "J's. s. and G's.!"

They deliberately destroyed pottery when they did this.


48. 300 f. c. by S. b. the f. of the P.

One man's foxy move.


49. 12 t. in the r-c. for J.' a. to j. the 12 t. of I.

Jesus promised this to a few.


50. 10 r. to be a g. in J's. t.

An invitation to be treasured.


51. 1 d. for 1 d's. w.

Not even worth a dollar today.


52. 25 m. with t. b. to the t. of J., b. d. to the e., to the s.

Some people groaned because of this.


53. 1 s. g. as a r. in e. for m.

A beneficial exchange for us.


54. 2 w. of the g. e. were g. the w.

A postpartum trip.


55. 127 j. d. of K. A.

Lots of land for him to look after.


56. 12,000 f., the l. and b. and h. of N. J.

Something this size won't fit on the earth.


57. 40 y. of d. for E., p. by E.

Their historians didn't record that this happened to them.


58. 52 d. to r. the w. of J.

Talk about a "quick-build" project!


59. 1 o.-b. S. of G.

No one else in the universe can claim this.


60. 69 w. (7 w., also 62 w.) u. M. the L.

Hundreds of years later some people were in expectation of this.


61. 24 t. with 24 e.

Heavenly "furniture."


62. 153 f. c. in the s. of T.

A really big haul.


63. 4 a. s. upon the 4 c. of the e., h. t. the 4 w. of the e.

This planetary object isn't literally shaped like this.


64. 120 m. in the u. c. in J. at P.

A small beginning that soon grew large.


65. 2 w. p. 1260 d. d. in s.

Not the kind of clothing one would elect to wear every day.


66. 4 (h.) b. of J.: J. and J. and S. and J.

He wasn't the only child that some say he was.


67. 4 d. that L. was d.

His sister almost said "phew!"


68. 1 s. d's. j. from the M. of O. to J.

'You may travel this far and no further on a certain day.'


69. 13 t. the I. m. a. the w. of J.

These people literally went around in circles.


70. 3 w. b., the s. and the w. and the b.

Someone added spurious words to this scripture to support a false belief.


71. 12 g. of the r. w. of J. in N's. d.

Partially movable devices that enable people to pass through highly protective barriers.


72. 3 t. r., f. h., l., but l. is the g.

Some people let this cool off.


73. 1 p. of the t. n. J. and 1 p. of the t. n. B.

Named parts of a famous building.


74. 1 G., and 1 m. b. G. and m., a m., C. J.

Those two are the tops.


75. 6 s. to S's. t. with 12 l. on the 6 s.

Found only in a certain palace.


76. 2 are b. t. 1, and a t. c. c. q. be t. in 2.

Rope makers already know this.



1. 7 T. J. H.

7 Things Jehovah Hates


2. 40 Y. W. in the W.

40 Years Wandering in the Wilderness


3. 40 D. in the W., being T. by S.

40 Days in the Wilderness, being Tempted by Satan (Mark 1:13)


4. 700 W. and 300 C. of S.

700 Wives and 300 Concubines of Solomon (1 Kings 11:3)


5. 150 D. the W. O. the E.

150 Days the Waters Overwhelmed the Earth (Gen. 7:24)


6. 6 C. D.

6 Creative Days


7. 10 C. or 10 W.

10 Commandments or 10 Words


8. 7 S. O. by the L.

7 Seals Opened by the Lamb (Rev. 5:1:, 8, 9)


9. 3 K. of the K.

3 Keys of the Kingdom (Matt. 16:19)


10. 7 B. of the A. of G.

7 Bowls of the Anger of God (Rev. 16:1)


11. 30 P. of S. B. the F. of B.

30 Pieces of Silver Bought the Field of Blood (Matt. 27:8, 9)


12. 7 Y. of G. P. and 7 Y. of F.

7 Years of Great Plenty and 7 Years of Famine (Gen. 41:29, 30)


13. 7 S. and 7 G. L.

7 Stars and 7 Golden Lampstands (Rev. 1:20)


14. 10 H. and 7 H.

10 Horns and 7 Heads (Rev. 13:1)


15. 5 L. and 2 F. F. 5000 M.

5 Loaves and 2 Fishes Fed 5000 Men (Matt. 14:17-21)


16. 12 S. in E. A. on M. C.

12 Stones in Elijah's Altar on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:31)


17. 3.5 Y. of J. E. M.

3.5 Years of Jesus' Earthly Ministry


18. 3.5 Y. of D. when E. P. for it

3.5 Years of Drought when Elijah Prayed for it


19. 14 E. by the A. P.

14 Epistles by the Apostle Paul


20. 4 H. L. in the T.

4 Hebrew Letters in the Tetragrammaton


21. 450 P. of B. and 400 P. of the S. P.

450 Prophets of Baal and 400 Prophets of the Sacred Pole (1 Kings 18:19)


22. 4 R. out of 1 R. in E.

4 Rivers out of 1 River in Eden (Gen. 2:10-14)


23. 27 B. in the C. G. S.

27 Books in the Christian Greek Scriptures


24. 9 H. in the S. on the M.

9 Happinesses in the Sermon on the Mount


25. 5 B. in the P.

5 Books in the Pentateuch


26. 0 G. K. in the 10 T. K. of I.

0 Good Kings in the 10-Tribe Kingdom of Israel


27. 9 F. of the S.

9 Fruits of the Spirit


28. 12 J. in I.

12 Judges in Israel


29. 2 S. of J. B. in E. before the Y. of the F., M. and E.

2 Sons of Joseph Born in Egypt before the Year of the Famine, Manasseh and Ephraim (Gen. 41:50-52)


30. 12 G. of 12 P. in N. J.

12 Gates of 12 Pearls in New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2, 21)


31. 1000 P. of M. P. to A. by A., K. of G.

1000 Pieces of Money Paid to Abraham by Abimelech, King of Gerar (Gen. 20:2, 16)


32. 7 L. and a F. L. F. F. 4000 M. besides W. and Y. C.

7 Loaves and a Few Little Fishes Fed 4000 Men besides Women and Young Children (Matt. 15:34-38)


33. 12 S. in the B. of J. with 4 R. of 3 S. in each R.

12 Stones in the Breastpiece of Judgment with 4 Rows of 3 Stones in each Row (Ex. 28:15-21)


34. 50 C. the H. of the S. H. M. to H. M.

50 Cubits the Height of the Stake Haman Made to Hang Mordecai (Es. 5:14)


35. 12 S. of J.

12 Sons of Jacob


36. 1 S., 1 M., and 11 S. B. D. to J.

1 Sun, 1 Moon, and 11 Stars Bowed Down to Joseph (Gen. 37:9)


37. 70 Y. of C. in B.

70 Years of Captivity in Babylon


38. 20 Y. J. W. for L.

20 Years Jacob Worked for Laban (Gen. 37:9)


39. 390 D. on E. L. S. and 40 D. on E. R. S.

390 Days on Ezekiel's Left Side and 40 Days on Ezekiel's Right Side (Eze. 4:4-6)


40. 2 H. like a L., but S. as a D.

2 Horns like a Lamb, but Speaking as a Dragon (Rev. 13:11)


41. 1 S. got S. but 99 H. N. S.

1 Sheep got Strayed but 99 Have Not Strayed (Matt. 18:12, 13)


42. 10 P. on the L. of E.

10 Plagues on the Land of Egypt


43. 70 B. of A. K. on 1 S.

70 Brothers of Abimelech Killed on 1 Stone (Judges 9:5)


44. 1 L. was C. at the T. of B.

1 Language was Confused at the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9)


45. 6 I. in E. B.

6 Ingredients in Ezekiel's Bread (Eze. 4:9)


46. 15 W. of the F.

15 Works of the Flesh (Gal. 5:19-21)


47. 300 C. out, J. S. and G.

300 Cried out, Jehovah's Sword and Gideon's (Judges 7:20)


48. 300 F. C. by S. B. the F. of the P.

300 Foxes Caught by Samson Burned the Fields of the Philistines (Judges 15:4, 5)


49. 12 T. in the R. for J. A. to J. the 12 T. of I.

12 Thrones in the Re-creation for Jesus' Apostles to Judge the 12 Tribes of Israel (Matt. 19:28)


50. 10 R. to be a G. in J. T.

10 Requirements to be a Guest in Jehovah's Tent (Ps. 15)


51. 1 D. for 1 D. W.

1 Denarius for 1 Day's Work (Matt. 20:2)


52. 25 M. with T. B. to the T. of J., B. D. to the E., to the S.

25 Men with Their Backs to the Temple of Jehovah, Bowing Down to the East, to the Sun (Eze. 8:16)


53. 1 S. G. as a R. in E. for M.

1 Soul Given as a Ransom in Exchange for Many (Matt. 20:28)


54. 2 W. of the G. E. were G. the W.

2 Wings of the Great Eagle were Given the Woman (Rev. 12:14)


55. 127 J. D. of K. A.

127 Jurisdictional Districts of King Ahasuerus (Es. 1:1, 2)


56. 12,000 F. the L. and B. and H. of N. J.

12,000 Furlongs the Length and Breadth and Height of New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:16)


57. 40 Y. of D. for E., P. by E.

40 Years of Desolation for Egypt, Prophesied by Ezekiel (Eze. 29:9-12)


58. 52 D. to R. the W. of J.

52 Days to Rebuild the Walls of Jerusalem (Neh. 6:15)


59. 1 O. B. S.

1 Only Begotten Son


60. 69 W. U. M. the L.

69 Weeks Until Messiah the Leader (Dan. 9:25)


61. 24 T. with 24 E.

24 Thrones with 24 Elders (Rev. 4:4)


62. 153 F. C. in the S. of T.

153 Fish Caught in the Sea of Tiberias [or Sea of Galilee] (John 21:1, 11)


63. 4 C. of the E.

4 Corners of the Earth (Rev. 4:4)


64. 120 M. in the U. C. in J. at P.

120 Met in the Upper Chamber in Jerusalem at Pentecost (Acts 1:13, 15)


65. 2 W. P. 1260 D. D. in S.

2 Witnesses Prophesied 1260 Days Dressed in Sackcloth (Rev. 11:3)


66. 4 H. B. of J.

4 Half Brothers of Jesus (Matt. 13:55)


67. 4 D. L. was D.

4 Days that Lazarus was Dead (John 11:39)


68. 1 S. D. J. from the M. of O. to J.

1 Sabbath Day's Journey from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem (Acts 1:12)


69. 13 T. the I. M. A. the W. of J.

13 Times the Israelites Marched Around the Walls of Jericho (Joshua 6:3-5)


70. 3 W. B., the S., the W., and the B.

3 Witness Bearers, the Spirit, the Water, and the Blood (1 John 5:7)


71. 12 G. of the R. W. of J. in N. D.

12 Gates of the Rebuilt Walls of Jerusalem in Nehemiah's Day (Neh. 13:19 Ftn)


72. 3 T. R., F. H., L, but L. is the G.

3 Things Remain, Faith, Hope, Love, but Love is the Greatest (1 Cor 13:13)


73. 1 P. of the T. N. J. and 1 P. of the T. N. B.

1 Pillar of the Temple Named Jachin and 1 Pillar of the Temple Named Boaz. (1 Kings 7:21)


74. 1 G., and 1 M. B. G. and M., a M., C. J.

1 God, and 1 Mediator Between God and Men, a Man, Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5)


75. 6 S. to S. T. with 12 L. on the 6 S.

6 Steps to Solomon's Throne with 12 Lions on the 6 Steps (1 Chron. 9:18, 19)


76. 2 are B. T. 1, and a T. C. C. Q. be T. in 2

2 are Better Than 1, and a Threefold Cord Cannot Quickly be Torn in 2 (Ecc. 4:9, 12)

How many of the sixteen Bible books hidden in the paragraph below can YOU find?

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for facts ... and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a pioneer to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph.

(answers below - but give yourself a fair go before you peek!)

Acts Amos Esther Hebrews James Job Judges Kings Lamentations Luke Mark Numbers Peter Revelation Ruth Titus

I once made a re MARK about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lu LU KE pt people loo KING S o hard for f ACTS ... and for others it was a REVELATION. Some were in a JAM, ES pecially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the t RUTH finally struck home to NUMBERS of our readers. To others it was a real JOB. We want it to be A MOS t fascinating few moments for you. Y ES THER e will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require JUDGES to help them. I will quickly admi T IT US ually takes a pioneer to find one of them, and there will be loud LAMENTATIONS when it is found. A little lady says s HE BREWS a cup of tea so she can concentrate better. See how well you can com PETE R elax now, for there really are sixteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph.


Each Bible lover and, in particular, each Christian minister will save much time by memorizing the order in which the Bible books appear. Noting the natural divisions of the canon as well as the contents and time of writing of the various books will doubtless help in memorizing this list.

Of the sixty-six books, thirty-nine comprise the Hebrew Scriptures and twenty-seven the Christian Greek Scriptures.

In the Hebrew Scripture canon the five books of Moses come first: GENESIS begins with creation and takes in the history of mankind from Adam to the death of Joseph. Then come EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS and DEUTERONOMY, which give Israel's history from their bondage in Egypt to the death of Moses. These five books are also known as the Pentateuch, meaning "five books." In some translations, such as Luther's, these are simply known as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Moses. Next, just as Joshua succeeded Moses, so the book of JOSHUA succeeds the books of Moses. And even as Joshua was followed by other judges who ruled Israel, so his book is followed by the book of JUDGES, which tells of their rule. RUTH relates certain events of the time of the judges and so logically follows.

Then come three sets of two books: 1 and 2 SAMUEL, which complete the period of the judges and introduce the period of the kings; 1 and 2 KINGS, which complete the history of the kings; and 1 and 2 CHRONICLES, which give a parallel history of the kings beginning with David's rule, as well as a resume of Bible genealogy from Adam to the time of its writing. Next come EZRA, NEHEMIAH and ESTHER, which deal with events that occurred in Jerusalem and Medo-Persia within a century after the Jews' return from Babylon in 537 B.C. This completes the seventeen so-called "historical" books.

After these come five books containing wise sayings and superb poetry: JOB, PSALMS (about one-half of which are credited to David), PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES and THE SONG OF SOLOMON. The last three were written by Solomon with the exception of the last two chapters of Proverbs.

The remaining seventeen books of the Hebrew Scriptures are primarily prophetic. ISAIAH, whose writer prophesied in the eighth century B.C.; JEREMIAH, whose writer began prophesying in the next century, forty years before Jerusalem's downfall in 607 B.C.; LAMENTATIONS, in which Jeremiah mourns Jerusalem's desolation; EZEKIEL, whose writer prophesied in Babylon during Jerusalem's desolation, and DANIEL, whose writer served as Jehovah's prophet, before, during and even after the seventy-year desolation.

The rest of the prophetic books are called the "minor" prophets by reason of their length, although these twelve prophecies are neither minor in import nor in time, several coming ahead of the "major" prophets. These twelve do not follow a strict time pattern. They begin with HOSEA (pronounced Ho·see´a), JOEL (actually the first of the seventeen to be written), AMOS and OBADIAH; JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM and HA·BAK´KUK (accent on the second syllable); ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH and MALACHI. Thus we have three sets of four books; Jonah begins the second set of four, and Zephaniah, not to be confused with Zechariah, which follows Haggai, the third set.

Now to the Christian Greek Scriptures. First we have five books mostly historical, the four Gospels, MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN, and ACTS OF APOSTLES. Next come twenty-one letters, fourteen by Paul, which as a memory aid may be divided as follows: three of his longest letters: ROMANS. 1 and 2 CORINTHIANS; then four quite similar in size, style and content: GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS and COLOSSIANS. Then follow five beginning with the letter "T": 1 and 2 THESSALONIANS, 1 and 2 TIMOTHY and TITUS. PHILEMON and HEBREWS complete Paul's letters. So we have in Paul's letters, nine to congregations, four to individuals, and one to a group of Christians, those of Hebrew birth. This leaves seven more letters: JAMES, 1 and 2 PETER, 1, 2 and 3 JOHN and JUDE. And in conclusion is the prophecy in symbols, REVELATION, last book of the Bible but not the last one written, it being written A.D. 96, whereas the rest of John's writings appear to have been written A.D. 98.

With a little effort this list of books can be memorized. Doing so will not only prove very useful in one's Bible studies but also help to recommend one as a Christian minister.


Numbers Puzzle: See if you can decipher these Bible numbers (answers at the bottom). The first one is done for you:

1. 3 F. C. of J. = 3 False Comforters of Job [Job called them "troublesome comforters"] (Job 16:2)


2. 49 Y. between J.


3. 4 G. W. for L.


4. 3 A. witnessed J. T.


5. 3 S. G., M., M., and L.


6. 1 Q. of W. for a D., 3 Q. of B. for a D.


7. 3 S. of J., C. 10


8. 1000 Y. R. of C.


9. 3 D. and 3 N. in the B. of the H. F.


10. 3 H. C. of D.


11. 5 T. 40 S. less 1 for P.


12. 3 T. B. with R., 3 T. E. S.


13. 7 S. and 3 D. of J.


14. 3 T. P. D. J.


15. 3000 B. at P.


16. 2 or 3 W. E. a M.


17. 6 C. of R., 3 on E. S. of J. and 3 on W. S. of J.


18. 4 L. C. with F. like a L., B., M., and E.


19. 2 S. C. of V. L. V.


20. 48 C. given to the L.


21. 4 H. of the A.


22. 12 C. of F. from the T. of L.


23. 1 G. the F. and 1 L., J. C.


24. 39 B. in the H. S.


25. 3 S. of N., S., H., and J.


3 F. C. of J.

3 False Comforters of Job [Job called them "troublesome comforters"] (Job 16:2)


49 Y. between J.

49 Years between Jubilees (Lev. 25:10; w87 1/1 18)


4 G. W. for L.

4 Greek Words for Love (aga'pe, phil'ia, storge', e'ros)


3 A. witnessed J. T.

3 Apostles witnessed Jesus' Transfiguration (Matt. 17:17)


3 S. G., M., M., and L.

3 Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke


1 Q. of W. for a D., 3 Q. of B. for a D.

1 Quart of Wheat for a Denarius, 3 Quarts of Barley for a Denarius (Rev. 6:6)


3 S. of J., C. 10

3 Sheepfolds of John, Chapter 10


1000 Y. R. of C

1000 Year Reign of Christ


3 D. and 3 N. in the B. of the H. F.

3 Days and 3 Nights in the Belly of the Huge Fish (Matt. 12:40)


3 H. C. of D.

3 Hebrew Companions of Daniel (Dan. 1:3; 3:17)


5 T. 40 S. less 1 for P.

5 Times 40 Strokes less 1 for Paul (2 Cor. 11:24)


3 T. B. with R., 3 T. E. S.

3 Times Beaten with Rods, 3 Times Escaped Shipwreck (2 Cor. 11:25)


7 S. and 3 D. of J.

7 Sons and 3 Daughters of Job (Job 42:13)


3 T. P. D. J.

3 Times Peter Denied Jesus


3000 B. at P.

3000 Baptized at Pentecost


2 or 3 W. E. a M.

2 or 3 Witnesses Establish a Matter (2 Cor. 13:13)


6 C. of R., 3 on E. S. of J. and 3 on W. S. of J.

6 Cities of Refuge., 3 on East Side of Jordan and 3 on West Side of Jordan (Num. 35:13, 14)


4 L. C. with F. like a L., B., M., and E.

4 Living Creatures with Faces like a Lion, Bull, Man, and Eagle (Rev. 4:6, 7)


2 S. C. of V. L. V.

2 Small Coins of Very Little Value (Luke 21:2)


48 C. given to the L.

48 Cities given to the Levites (Joshua 21:41)


4 H. of the A.

4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Rev. 6:1-8)


12 C. of F. from the T. of L.

12 Crops of Fruit from the Trees of Life (Rev. 22:2)


1 G. the F. and 1 L., J. C.

1 God the Father and 1 Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 8:6)


39 B. in the H. S.

39 Books in the Hebrew Scriptures


3 S. of N., S., H., and J.

3 Sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth (Gen. 10:1)