Books of the Bible
for Crossword Solvers

Common Crossword Answers & Clues

Being familiar with the books of the bible is part of the staple diet of the serious crossword solver. So on this page, I've listed all the books (in their traditional order of appearance in the Bible), along with a range of clues that have appeared in crossword puzzles having a book title as an answer...

Old Testament

Below is a list of the books of the bible in the Old Testament, along with some typical crossword clues for each title...

Torah or Pentateuch

GENESIS
Creation
Book before Exodus
It recounts the Fall
Opening
It starts in seven days
EXODUS
Book in which the first Passover occurred
LEVITICUS
Whence the phrase "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself"
Book of laws
NUMBERS
DEUTERONOMY

Historical Books

JOSHUA
Book after Deuteronomy
JUDGES
RUTH
Whence the line "Whither thou goest, I will go"
Book named for a woman
Book after Judges
It begins "In the days when the judges ruled..."
Judges' successor
SAMUEL 1&2
One of two Old Testament books
Prophet who anointed Saul
Whence the phrase "God save the King"
KINGS 1&2
Whence Ahab's story
Part of the Old Testament
CHRONICLES 1&2
EZRA
Author of the Books of Chronicles, by tradition
Book before Nehemiah
Book concerned with the end of the Babylonian captivity
Book after II Chronicles
Biblical prophet
Old Testament book
Book that details the reign of Cyrus
Book that tells of the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem
Book of Artaxerxes
It begins "In the first year of Cyrus"
Biblical scribe
NEHEMIAH
Book after Ezra
ESTHER
Book recited during Purim
Purim heroine
Espoused of Ahasuerus, in the Bible
Book before Job
Old Testament book
Job antecedent
Book that says "Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes"
Book of the Bible in which the word "God" never appears
It begins "In the days of Ahasuerus..."
Queen of Persia, in the Bible
Feast of Lots book
Book after Nehemiah

Wisdom Books

JOB
Biblical figure who says to God "Make me understand how I have erred"
Old Testament book
Psalms preceder
Biblical symbol of patience
Book after Esther
PSALMS
Book with 150 chapters
Whence the line "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet"
Writings by David
Set of 150
Book after Job
Book of 150 songs
PROVERBS
Whence the line "A soft answer turneth away wrath"
Whence the phrase "Wisdom is better than rubies"
ECCLESIASTES
SONG OF SOLOMON
Bible book (1977)
Book before Isaiah

Major Prophets

ISAIAH
Book after Song of Solomon
Book before Jeremiah
Book of phrophecies
Second-longest Bible book
Whence the line "For unto us a child is born"
JEREMIAH
Book before Lamentations
Old Testament book
LAMENTATIONS
EZEKIEL
"God strengthens" in Hebrew
Old Testament prophet
DANIEL
He was caset into the lion's den by Nebuchadnezzar
Book after Ezekiel
Book before Hosea
Old Testament survivor
Biblical oneirocritic

Minor Prophets

HOSEA
Book after Daniel
Book in which desruction of Samaria is foreseen
Old Testament prophet
Whence the line "They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind"
God commanded him to marry a harlot
Book before Joel
Old Testament book
Prophet whose name means "salvation"
8th-century B.C. prophet
Follower of Daniel
Book of prophecies
Hebrew prophet
JOEL
Follower of Hosea
Book before Amos
Biblical prophet
AMOS
Book after Joel
Book before Obadiah
Old Testament book
Hebrew prophet
Biblical shepherd-turned-prophet
Biblical book
8th-century B.C. preacher
Old Testament prophet
Biblical prophet
Book of prophecies
Biblical sheep-farmer
Judean prophet
OBADIAH
Old Testament prophet
Book after Amos
Hebrew prophet
JONAH
Biblical prophet thrown overboard by his shipmates
Lunch for a whale, in a Bible story
One with a whale of a story?
One with a fish story?
Old Testament book
MICAH
Book containing a prediction of the coming of the Messiah
Book after Jonah
He prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem
Book before Nahum
NAHUM
Prophet who predicted the destruction of Nineveh
Old Testament book
Biblical prophet
Old Testament prophet
A Minor Prophet
HABAKKUK
ZEPHANIAH
HAGGAI
ZECHARIAH
One of the Minor Prophets
MALACHI
Last of the Minor Prophets
Old Testament ender

New Testament

Below is a list of the books of the bible in the New Testament, along with some typical crossword clues for each title...

The Gospels

MATTHEW
Whence the phrase "Blessed are the poor in spirit"
MARK
Luke preceder
LUKE
The prodigal son is found in it
Gospel writer
New Testament book
An apostle
Book before John
Patron saint of physicians
JOHN
New Testament figure

The History

ACTS
Predecessor of Romans
New Testament book
Book after John
Follower of John
Book ascribed to Luke
Whence the line "It is more blessed to give than to receive"
___ of the Apostles
Gospels follower
It relates the conversion of St. Paul

The Epistles

ROMANS
Epistle of the New Testament/DD>
CORINTHIANS 1&2
GALATIANS
EPHESIANS
PHILIPPIANS
COLOSSIANS
THESSALONIANS 1&2
TIMOTHY 1&2
TITUS
Book before Philemon
PHILEMON
HEBREWS
Book before James
JAMES
Name shared by two apostles
Book after Hebrews
PETER 1&2
JOHN 1,2&3
New Testament figure
JUDE
Penultimate book of the Bible
REVELATION
Whence the phrase "I am Alpha and Omega"

Where to from here?

Your job now is to use the clues given on this page to guide you in determining which aspects of the books of the Bible you should memorize.

Clearly the order of the books of the bible is important to learn (i.e. there are lots of clues of the form 'The book before...' or 'The book after...'), but there are other common clue formats too (such as the first line and/or famous lines from each book).

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