Bible crossword puzzle: Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

Based on material in chapter 11 of Discovering the Bibleby Alex Varughese

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

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"We'll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it's going; A manual for living, for learning what's right and just and fair; To teach the inexperienced the ropes and give our young people a grasp on reality." -- Proverbs 1:2-4 , The Message

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 called The Foundry.

    -- Howard Culbertson,


The Bible books of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes offer profound insights into the human condition and wisdom for navigating life's complexities. Job portrays the story of a righteous man who faces immense suffering, grappling with questions of faith, justice, and the nature of God's sovereignty. Proverbs a book attributed largely to King Solomon, is full of practical guidance for living a righteous and prosperous life, emphasizing virtues such as wisdom, humility, and integrity. Ecclesiastes, often attributed to Solomon as well, explores the existential questions of life's meaning and purpose, examining the fleeting nature of earthly pursuits and advocating for a life centered on fearing God and keeping His commandments. Together, these books provide a rich tapestry of spiritual and practical wisdom, guiding readers towards deeper understanding and a life of righteousness.

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