Bible Word Search: Apocalyptic literature

Based on material in chapter 14, Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese

Challenge: Can you find words in this jumble of letters and match them to the clues below . . . even if you do not have the book?

grid of letters for word search puzzle

  1. ____________________ is the name of a nation that appears in Ezekiel (and later in Revelation) and may symbolize all the worldly evil powers that are hostile to God's plans and purposes
  2. ______________________________ is often referred to as the "weeping prophet." He witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem. His preaching was filled with symbolic object lessons using such things as pottery, figs, a yoke, a tree by the water, and a belt.
  3. ____________________________ was a prophet during the Babylonian exile who prepared the Jews for their eventual restoration to their land and the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem. His writing includes the vision of the valley of dry bones and a description of Israel as sheep without a shepherd
  4. Jeremiah says that ____________________________ is the only prerequisite to salvation.

    -- Howard Culbertson,

Biblical Apocalyptic Literature

Apocalyptic literature, a distinct genre within the Bible, is characterized by vivid imagery, symbolic language, and prophetic visions, often depicting cataclysmic events, divine judgment, and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. It typically emerges in times of crisis or upheaval, serving to offer hope and reassurance to believers facing persecution or turmoil. Key features include the unveiling of hidden truths, the revelation of cosmic mysteries, and the anticipation of a future eschatological climax, wherein God's sovereignty is fully realized. Examples of apocalyptic texts in the Bible include the books of Daniel and Revelation, which employ intricate symbolism to convey messages of divine intervention and the eventual establishment of God's kingdom.

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