Bible crossword puzzle: Chronicles, Ezera, Nehemiah, and Esther

Based on material in chapter 10, 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 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,

What Can We Learn from Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther?

The books of Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther offer various significant lessons that are still relevant today:

  1. Faith and Courage: Esther demonstrates the importance of courage and faith in the face of adversity. Despite her fears, she risks her life to save her people, showing that standing up for what is right often requires bravery.
  2. Leadership and Vision: Nehemiah's leadership in rebuilding city walls teaches us about the importance of vision, planning, and effective leadership in achieving goals, especially in times of crisis or rebuilding.
  3. Restoration and Renewal: Ezra's role in leading the people of Israel in restoring the temple renewing their commitment to God's law highlights the importance of spiritual renewal and returning to one's roots in times of spiritual decline.
  4. Community and Unity: The books emphasize the significance of community and unity among God's people. Nehemiah's efforts at reconstructcion required the collaboration and cooperation of the entire community, demonstrating the strength that comes from unity.
  5. God's Sovereignty: Throughout these books, God's sovereignty is evident in guiding the affairs of individuals and nations. Even in difficult circumstances, God is working behind the scenes to fulfill His purposes.
  6. God's Providence: Esther illustrates God's providential care for His people, even in seemingly hopeless situations. Despite the absence of explicit mention of God, His presence and guidance are evident throughout the events of the story.
  7. The Importance of Prayer: Nehemiah's frequent prayers demonstrate the importance of seeking God's guidance and intervention in all aspects of life, especially during times of difficulty or uncertainty.
  8. The Consequences of Disobedience: 1 and 2 Chronicles recount the history of Israel, including the consequences of disobedience to God's commands. These two books serve as a warning against repeating past mistakes and emphasize the importance of obedience to God.

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