Bible crossword puzzle: Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

Based on material in chapter 6 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese

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Challenge: Can you solve this puzzle even if you do not have the book by 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,

Historical Context

The books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy are key components of the Hebrew Bible, forming part of the Torah, or Pentateuch, the foundational texts of Judaism. Leviticus focuses on religious rituals, laws, and purity codes, reflecting the concerns of a community striving to maintain its identity and religious practices during periods of exile and return. Numbers recounts the Israelites' journey from Sinai to the borders of the Promised Land, emphasizing themes of faith, obedience, and divine guidance, while also grappling with issues of leadership and rebellion. Deuteronomy, often considered a theological and legal manifesto, is presented as a series of speeches by Moses, urging the Israelites to remain faithful to their covenant with God as they prepare to enter the land of Canaan. These books provide insight into the social, religious, and political dynamics of ancient Israelite society, shaping the religious and cultural identity of the Jewish people for centuries to come.

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