Bible crossword puzzle: Israel looks at the beginning -- Genesis

Crossword puzzle from Scripture: Genesis
Draws on material in chapter 4 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese, the textbook for Introduction to Biblical Literature

cover of Discovering the

Challenge: Can you solve this crossword puzzle even if you do not have the textbook?

crossword puzzle grid

"This was a nice change of pace. I was surprised that I recalled more than I thought I would." -- Angela B., Nazarene Bible College student



Bible reading for this assignment: Genesis 1-9, 11-12, 15, 17, 21-22, 24, 37-45, 48-50 (plus textbook chapter 4)

This crossword puzzle was created for use in the course Introduction to Biblical Literature. The words and clues come from the textbook Discovering the Bible: Story and Faith of the Biblical Communities edited by Alex Varughese and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, now The Foundry Publishing.

    -- Howard Culbertson,


The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, narrates the origins of the world, humanity, and the Hebrew people. It begins with the creation story, depicting God's formation of the universe. The narrative then shifts to the story of Adam and Eve, the first humans, and their fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. Genesis continues with accounts of Cain and Abel, the Great Flood, and the Tower of Babel. It also introduces key figures such as Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, detailing their relationships with God and the establishment of the covenant between God and the Israelites. The book concludes with the migration of Jacob's family to Egypt, setting the stage for the events of Exodus. Throughout Genesis, themes of obedience, faith, and divine providence resonate, shaping the foundation of Judeo-Christian theology and providing insights into the human condition.

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