Bible crossword puzzle: Exodus to Samuel

Word puzzle from Sacred Scripture

Draws on material in chapters 5, 7, and 8 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese

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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 what is now called The Foundry.

    -- Howard Culbertson,


From the Exodus to the era documented in the books of Samuel, God's people, the Israelites, experienced a tumultuous journey marked by triumphs, trials, and transitions. Following their liberation from slavery in Egypt under Moses' leadership, they wandered in the wilderness, receiving divine guidance and laws. Eventually, they settled in the promised land of Canaan, facing numerous conflicts with indigenous peoples. The period of the Judges followed, characterized by cycles of apostasy, oppression, repentance, and deliverance. The books of Samuel usher in a new chapter, depicting the transition from a tribal confederacy to a centralized monarchy. The prophet Samuel anoints Saul as the first king, followed by David, whose reign establishes what has been called the golden age of Israel. Throughout this saga, the Israelites grapple with their covenant with God, navigating challenges, and seeking spiritual renewal amidst political upheaval.

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