Monday, October 29, 2007

Can You Find 25 Books of the Bible Hidden in This Paragraph?

This is a most remarkable puzzle. Someone found
it in the seat pocket on a flight from Los Angeles to
Honolulu, keeping himself occupied for hours. One
man from Illinois workrd on it while fishing from
his john boat. Roy Clark studied it while playing his
banjo. Elanine Victs mentioned it in her column once.
One woman judges the job to be so involving, she brews
a cup of tea to calm her nerves. There will be some
names that are really easy to spot...that's a fact. Some
people will soon find themselves in a jam, especially
since the book names are not necessarily capitalized.
The truth is, 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. Something in our genes is
responsible for the difficulty we have. Those able to
find all of them will hear great lamentations from those
who have to be shown. One revelation may help. Books
like Timothy and Samuel may appear without their
numbers. And puncutation or spaces in the middle are
normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete. Remember,
there are 25 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this
paragraph.

Jessie had a blast working on this puzzle Sunday during church so I thought I would pass it along. She found about half of them with no help. Then I made a list of the names she missed. I only had to show her 3 or 4 at the end of the afternoon.

1 comment:

LisaWA said...

This is great! I found a copy of this just the other day as I was cleaning out some old papers....

Its great!

Lisa