The 30 Books of the Bible Puzzle

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

Here you go folks! I've found 29 and cannot for the life of me find number 30. Pat

30 books of the Bible in this paragraph

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 that 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 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.

Have a great time finding the 30 books of the Bible!

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Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

And now she knows all 30!!! ^_^

Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

This is fun! Thanks Cookie!

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Hey Deborah...remember you said that when you're pulling your hair out cause you can't find the last one!!! Ask Pat!! (Goshsmom)

Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

OK I'll probably have to do that on more than just one. I just printed the sheet. We'll see soon. LOL

Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Just printed it... Don grabbed it off the printer before I got to it... now, he'll have it solved before I ever get a chance to see it... ugh...
I'll have to print it again.

TabacVille, NC(Zone 7a)

Brain went frazzled.. found them all after an hour!! Thanks!!!!!!

Franklin, OH(Zone 6a)

Knew you'd have fun with it!

TabacVille, NC(Zone 7a)

Yah... thanks Cookie.. now you have to help me finish my project! :p

(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN(Zone 7a)

I've done this before, and found them, but it's been a long time.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

Hey, Folks--
Here's a link to the original source & the solution:

And the picture above is a one of the many beautiful mausoleums at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

I was wondering if that was a mausoleum. That cemetery must be a couple of centuries old. I haven't finished my puzzle yet. I'll work on it some more before I check on the answers. So far I'm at 22. It would make for a great kids puzzle in Sunday School. They'd be able to knock it out quicker than this old lady.

(Audrey) Dyersburg, TN(Zone 7a)

Deb, it's hard, but you can do it!

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