Tuesday, March 4, 2008

:::Bible Book Puzzle:::

This is a puzzle that I found recently and my sisters and I had a lot of fun trying to find all 30 names, it took awhile but we finally did find them all. It was interesting how well some of the names were "hidden.":) Have fun! Probably the easiest way to do it is to copy and paste and then print it out, which is what we did. :)

Can you find 30 books of the Bible in the paragraph below?

"This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in a n 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 friend. 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 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 sales 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."

9 comments:

Lydia said...

We played this at a church picnic one year. I think Mom got pretty close to getting them all. I didn't to so well. It is fun though to try.

Maria Pauline said...

I found 12 the first time through...

Laura said...

That's really ineteresting!

Tori said...

Oh I did this once and it took me forever, I finally had to ask for help. Maybe I'm not so bright!!!

Bethany said...

The first time reading this I found 14 names but I'm going to print this up and find all of them.

~Bryant said...

My sister and I worked on this puzzle together a few years ago, and we found 25, I think. We couldn't find the rest, though, no matter how hard we tried! :)

simplysanctified said...

I'm really bad, I think I found about 12!!! Haha!!!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

this is quite interesting! It is actually a twist to another one I have seen before. It is my belief that you have to have some spare time before beginning to solve such a feat as this!! But it is fun, and some of them are quite obvious, which helps boost your confidence a little more!!

~ Ruth Ann

Rhonda said...

I saw this just a few months ago. I found 28 and couldn't find the last two. One of these days I will pick it up again and see if I can find those last two!