Puzzles and Games

To see the answers, highlight the text or, for puzzle ONE go to the bottom of this website page.

ONE: FIND THE BOOKS

Merely by a fluke, I made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. The facts were, it kept people looking for hints and revelations.

One relaxed lady found so many she was asked if, before solving her puzzles, she brews a cup of “jo”.

“Nah, um, she smiled and stuttered, “I’m no, ah … “pro”. Verb Sat maybe, but no puzzle solver.”

When asked what “Verb Sat” meant, she smiled “verbum sat sapienti: A word to the wise is sufficient.”

However; some seekers were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized.

Truthfully to numbers of readers, it wasn’t easy, but a real job.

We want this to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some easy ones but others may require judges to help them. I quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and I predict there will be loud lamentations when it is found. 

Don’t give up if you first come up with a zero. Man’s first try is always the hardest. Rarest here, are those and others who solve all of them. (Geez! Rarely, does anyone find  ALL of them.)

See how well you can compete! Relax! These are the following names of books hidden in this story.

Ps: Almost everyone returns in an attempt to finish.

1. Luke
2. Mark
3. King(s): “s” not included
4. Acts
5. Revelations
6. Hebrews
7. Jonah
8. Nahum
9. Noah
10. Proverbs
11. James
12. Ruth
13. Numbers
14. Job
15. Judges
16. Titus
17. Lamentations
18. Peter
19. Romans
20. Ezra
21. Esther
22. Hosea
23. Psalm(s): “s” is not included

Just for fun, also look for these words found in scripture:
“sin”, “tempt”, “truth”, “seek”, “men”, “follow”, “mile”, “hem”, “axe”, “wise”, “loft”, “rest” and “see”

TWO: RIDDLE OF THE KING

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, five in the middle is seen; include both the first of all letters and the first of all figures, which stand in the middle between. Use Roman numerals, join all together, and then will be seen the name of a king; who fathered the messiah, who reigns for an M and in Roman numerals it’s one thousand the same.

Answer: DAVID

THREE:

What can you take with you when you die?

Answer: “Every item you gave away in love and every word of God you hid in your heart.” ~Barbara Grover

FOUR: RIDDLE OF ADAM

How did the shy, backwards Adam come boldly forward and introduce himself to Eve?

Answer: “Madam I’m Adam” spelled the same backwards and forwards.

FIVE: BARBARA’S RIDDLE

What does this saying mean?

“I’d rather live ugly than die hot. I’d rather live hot than die ugly.” ~ Barbara Grover

Answer: I would rather be physically ugly and rejected than trust in my beauty. I would rather live hot in the Lord than die spiritually ugly.

SIX:

ANSWER TO PUZZLE ONE

Merely by a fluke, I made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. The facts were, it kept people looking for hints and revelations.

[Luke in “fluke”, Mark in “remark”, Acts in “facts”, Revelations in “revelations”, King(s) from “looking”.]

One relaxed lady found so many she was asked if, before solving her puzzles, she brews a cup of “jo”.

[Hebrews in “she brews”]

“Nah, um, she smiled and stuttered, “I’m no, ah … pro. Verb Sat maybe, but no puzzle solver.”

[Jonah from “jo” (previous sentence) and “Nah”, Nahum from “Nah, um”, Proverbs from “pro. Verb Sat”.]

When asked what “Verb Sat” meant, she smiled “verbum sat sapienti: A word to the wise is sufficient.”

However; some seekers were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized.

[James from “jam, especially”]

Truthfully to numbers of readers, it wasn’t easy, but a real job.

[Ruth from “Truthfully”, Numbers from “numbers”, Job from “job”]

We want this to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some easy ones but others may require judges to help them. I quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and I predict there will be loud lamentations when it is found.

[Judges from “judges”, Titus from “admit it usually”, Lamentations from “lamentations”]

Don’t give up if you first come up with a zero. Man’s first try is always the hardest. Rarest here, are those and others who solve all of them. (Geez! Rarely, does anyone find ALL of them.)

[Ezra from “Geez! Rarely”, Romans from “zero. Man’s”, Esther from “Rarest here”. Hosea from “those and”]

See how well you can compete! Relax! These are the following names of books hidden in this story.

[Peter from “compete! Relax!”]

Ps: Almost everyone returns in an attempt to finish.

[Psalm from “Ps: Almost]

  1. Luke
  2. Mark
  3. King(s) (“s” is not included)
  4. Acts
  5. Revelations
  6. Hebrews
  7. Jonah
  8. Nahum
  9. Noah
  10. Proverbs
  11. James
  12. Ruth
  13. Numbers
  14. Job
  15. Judges
  16. Titus
  17. Lamentations
  18. Peter
  19. Romans
  20. Ezra
  21. Esther
  22. Hosea
  23. Psalm(s) (“s” is not included)

the Lord than die spiritually ugly.

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