Word Search puzzle: Genesis and Exodus
Based on material in chapter 3, Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese
Challenge: Even if you do not have the book, can you find all the words in this
puzzle and match them with the descriptions below?
___________________________________ is a productive and watered land area within the
ancient Near East made up of the Mesopotamian valley, the Nile delta, and Syria-Palestine.
- The ________________________________ played a key
role in the destiny of the nation of Israel in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. One of the key leaders
was Tiglath-pileser III.
- The ________________________________ captured
Jerusalem in 587 B.C. and forced the Jews to go into exile, an exile that lasted until the Persian
Empire took over that whole area.
- The Sumerians invented the wedge-shaped writing called
- _____________________________________ is a distinctive
geographical subdivision of Palestine that is a strip of land extending from Galilee in the north to
the Negev in the south. Important trade and military routes went through this region.
- The ______________________________ is part of a
geological depression that extends from the foothills of Mount Hermon in the north to the Red
Sea in the south. A river takes a twisting and winding path through this depression.
- The ______________________________ is a dry, hot and
barren region making up the southern border of Palestine.
- The ______________________________ were the primary
inhabitants on the coastal plain southwest of Canaan, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.
Their threat against Israel came to an end when David became king over Israel.
- ______________________________ is a term that applies to
all who speak ancient languages such as Akkadian, Aramaic, Ethiopic, and Arabic. These
people groups were related to each other by common cultural as well as linguistic
-- Howard Culbertson,
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