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  • Eugene Adkins 6:17 am on 2015-10-26 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    An ornithologist? Nah. An astrologist? No. An oceanographer? Nope. A hydrologist? Nuh uh.

    All it takes to solve this riddle is a Bible reader (no fancy name needed there)…and the ability to think outside the box just a little bit with the words:

    I’m the part of a bird that’s not in the sky, I can swim in the ocean and remain dry? What am I?

    The word that answers this riddle can be read in Hosea 14:1-7.

    Have fun!

     
    • jdh2010 9:58 am on 2015-10-26 Permalink | Reply

      Its shadow.

    • James McFerrin 7:45 pm on 2015-10-26 Permalink | Reply

      I’m usually a bit slow on riddles, but I got this one without looking. I did look to make sure that a bird’s shadow does not fly nor does a shadow get wet when swimming in the ocean.

      • Eugene Adkins 6:33 am on 2015-10-27 Permalink | Reply

        Sometimes slow wins the race…or at least a riddle every now and then.

        • jdh2010 12:11 pm on 2015-10-27 Permalink | Reply

          A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men …

          • Eugene Adkins 12:58 pm on 2015-10-27 Permalink | Reply

            I think the Bible says something about a merry heart doing good like medicine.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:48 am on 2015-10-19 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Here’s a homegrown Bible riddle, so if it doesn’t make sense I’ll have to take the blame…but I think you’ll get it just fine once you think about it and find the word in the scripture reference.

    Requires neither stripes nor snips, and no matter how many times you wash it, normal ones still smell. What is it?

    Think you have it in the bag? Share the answer as a comment.

    Want to make sure you have it right? Look for the word that best answers today’s riddle by reading Proverbs 30:24-33.

    Have fun.

     
    • RichardS 2:48 am on 2015-10-20 Permalink | Reply

      would it be a badger?

      • Eugene Adkins 6:30 am on 2015-10-21 Permalink | Reply

        I could see how a badger would probably smell even if you wash him, but his skunk-like stripe disqualifies him for the riddle (here’s a additional hint – the answer isn’t an animal).

    • James Craven 10:23 am on 2015-10-21 Permalink | Reply

      Nose . Anytime you see the word “smells” in a riddle , you can stop reading the rest of the riddle right there. The answer is always “nose” .

    • aprilcoon 10:24 am on 2015-10-21 Permalink | Reply

      From reading the Proverbs Scripture, is it our words (mouth) — stirring up anger? Our words still hurt and “smell” when we say something hurtful or unneeded toward others.

      • Eugene Adkins 3:51 pm on 2015-10-21 Permalink | Reply

        Nope. Not words. Our speech can be “cleaned up” just fine when we want it to be. Good guess though.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:49 am on 2015-10-12 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet, but a riddle without a Bible just isn’t a Bible riddle – unlike this:

    Crawls over pages and fells wild beasts. Helps guide you along in your home and on streets. What is it?

    Read through 2 Kings 9:23-29 and look for the word that takes care of today’s question.

    Good luck, and have fun.

     
    • Steve 6:18 am on 2015-10-13 Permalink | Reply

      What is a Plot?

      • Eugene Adkins 6:38 am on 2015-10-13 Permalink | Reply

        Hey, Steve. Good guess, but plot has too many holes in it to work. Perhaps I can point you in the right direction with a hint. There, I just gave you one 😉

    • Danielle 4:52 pm on 2015-10-14 Permalink | Reply

      An Arrow, final answer.

  • Eugene Adkins 8:07 pm on 2015-10-05 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Here’s a great riddle, considering the time of year that my home state is currently in:

    Walk on the living, they don’t even mumble. But walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?

    Care to take a guess. Rather double-check first? Check out Genesis 3:1-10 and look for the word that best answers this Bible riddle.

    Have fun!

     
  • Eugene Adkins 9:27 pm on 2015-09-28 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Here’s a riddle you’re sure to get…but read the scripture reference anyways; it’ll be good for you.

    What has a foot but no leg?

    Genesis 45:1-8 contains the word that either backups what you’re thinking or causes you to start from square-one.

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:24 am on 2015-09-21 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Here’s where your Sunday school lessons of the past should come in handy:

    How many animals of each kind did Moses bring on the ark?

    Think quick! What’s the answer?

    Still want to do a little reading? Check out 1 Peter 4:12-19 and look for the word that answers today’s riddle.

     
    • James Craven 7:03 am on 2015-09-21 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think the dude’s name was Moses , but I have heard he was married to Joan of Arc.

      But seriously , I think you meant to put 1 Peter (3) , not 4 , as your reference text.

      • Eugene Adkins 12:31 pm on 2015-09-21 Permalink | Reply

        Hey James,

        You’re on to something, but the scripture reference is correct. 1 Peter 4 (with the verses I referred to) has the word in it that answers the riddle.

        • James McFerrin 7:50 pm on 2015-09-21 Permalink | Reply

          Moses was not alone. Aaron helped him. As for the number that they brought on the ark, the word “none” appears in the reading.

          • Eugene Adkins 6:40 am on 2015-09-22 Permalink | Reply

            Hey James,

            You’re right that Moses wasn’t alone, but Aaron didn’t help him when it came to bringing animals on the ark (not the one that went in the Tabernacle). But the answer you gave after that is spot on.

            Thanks for “pitching” in.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:46 am on 2015-09-14 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    No, this isn’t a Monday morning quarterback article – it’s your Monday morning Bible riddle, with a little football flavor to help celebrate the start of the season…go Titans!

    Can you figure out this play-call:

    I am a digit, but two of the ten. Two of me make a promise. What am I?

    Need to study the play-book? Check out 2 Chronicles 10:6-11 and look for the word that will lead you to the end-zone.

     
    • Barbara Ann Oliver 10:00 am on 2015-09-14 Permalink | Reply

      Waiting for someone to reply…. I’m stumped.

    • Mike 12:47 pm on 2015-09-14 Permalink | Reply

      Finger

      • Mike 12:48 pm on 2015-09-14 Permalink | Reply

        little finger to be exact

        • Eugene Adkins 6:41 am on 2015-09-15 Permalink | Reply

          That’s good for six on the board.

          Now for the PAT – how much wood could a woodchuck…

          Thanks for the commenting, Mike.

      • Barbara Ann Oliver 6:53 am on 2015-09-15 Permalink | Reply

        Yikes! I feel so dumb!! 🙂

        • Eugene Adkins 6:55 am on 2015-09-16 Permalink | Reply

          Ah, it’s a riddle. They’re almost only good for doing two things: inflating a false sense of ego or giving us a good dose of humility 😉

          • Barbara Ann Oliver 7:21 am on 2015-09-16 Permalink | Reply

            Too true! 🙂

  • Eugene Adkins 8:02 pm on 2015-08-31 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    The riddle:

    Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters. What is it?

    The clue:

    2 Kings 3:9-19

    The answer:

    Well that’s for you to find…and share if you choose to do so 😉

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:37 am on 2015-08-17 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    I’m going to give you hint (other than the scripture reference) for today’s Bible riddle. The hint is, “Don’t get distracted by the names.”

    “Angel and Dory were found on the ground gasping for air surrounded by glass and water. The person who found them quickly got a glass of water for them and they were fine. Who were Angel and Dory?”

    Check out Luke 24:30-43 to find the word that answers this conundrum of a query.

     
    • Chris Barrett 6:42 am on 2015-08-17 Permalink | Reply

      This riddle seems kind of “fishy” to me.

    • James McFerrin 8:33 pm on 2015-08-17 Permalink | Reply

      They were fish–probably goldfish.

      • Eugene Adkins 8:34 pm on 2015-08-18 Permalink | Reply

        Could have been golden…but then again they were probably a little green behind the gills until they got back into the water regardless of the color.

  • Eugene Adkins 6:46 am on 2015-08-10 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Try working this riddle out in your head (yes, even if it hurts – no pain, no gain!), then you can check to see if you can find your answer in the scripture reference. To be honest upfront, the scripture reference includes more than one number so you may want to double-check your math with a calculator just in case you come up with a wrong answer that’s actually included in the reference (because you’ve never gotten the wrong answer with a math problem, right?).

    What is 40 divided by 1/2, plus 15?

    And your scripture reference: Nehemiah 7:20-30

    Feel free to share the answer in the comments below.

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:03 am on 2015-08-03 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    A basic shape, a cooking utensil, a simple comparison, a tool for basic hygiene, a chance to do some hydrology and a mystery! This riddle has it all but the answer…see if you can fix that part:

    Round like a dishpan and smaller than a bathtub. But the ocean can’t fill it. What is it?

    You can read Amos 9:1-10 to find the word that works as an answer to this Bible riddle. Good luck!

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:43 am on 2015-07-27 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    You might have to have a sharp wit to figure this Bible riddle out:

    A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is this man?

    You can narrow down your options by reading Ezekiel 5:1-9.

    Think you have the answer figured out? Share it in the comments below.

     
  • Eugene Adkins 6:47 am on 2015-07-20 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Not every riddle teaches a truth worth remembering. But that can’t be said about this one:

    I am very easy to get into, but it is hard to get out of me. What am I?

    If you think you know the answer but you’re not 100% sure, check out this scripture reference (Galatians 1:1-10) to see if your answer matches the answer that’s given there.

     
    • Chris Barrett 6:49 pm on 2015-07-20 Permalink | Reply

      Sin? It’s everywhere , And can be very hard at times to get of.

      • Eugene Adkins 6:16 am on 2015-07-21 Permalink | Reply

        Hey, Chris. You’re right that sin is everywhere and it can be hard to get out of, but sin isn’t the answer that the riddle was originally looking for.

    • James Craven 9:01 pm on 2015-07-20 Permalink | Reply

      Good answer Chris, and the word SIN is found in the scripture text , but so is the word TROUBLE. Two right , eligible answers Gene?

      • Eugene Adkins 6:18 am on 2015-07-21 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say trouble (which is one category that sin could fit into) is sufficient for the day (see my reply to Chris) and for this riddle.

        Thanks for pitching in, James.

    • RichardS 10:16 pm on 2015-07-20 Permalink | Reply

      Trouble was the first thing that came to mind even before I read the verses of Scripture.

      • Eugene Adkins 6:21 am on 2015-07-21 Permalink | Reply

        Trouble it be my friend. May it come to our mind, but stay away from our doorstep 😉

  • Eugene Adkins 6:39 am on 2015-07-13 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    Believe it or not, this is “Bible Riddle” # 100! I think it’s quite a little milestone if I say so myself. When I started doing these I never imagined that I would have made it this far with them. As long as I can keep finding “new” riddles that have a Bible answer the tag of “Bible Riddle” will keep growing. I hope that it’s still something that the readers here in TFR enjoy using.

    But enough of the confetti and speeches, let’s get back to business as usual. I think this is a very fitting riddle to use for the #100 celebration:

    When you do not know what I am, then I am something. But when you know what I am, then I am nothing. What am I?

    Need a hint to figure out the answer and join the party? Read Ezekiel 17:1-10 and look for the word in the scriptures that best fits as the answer to the question…you’ll be eating cake in no time – in a figurative sense, of course.

    Share your answer!

     
    • James Craven 7:58 am on 2015-07-13 Permalink | Reply

      The answer to your 100th riddle is “RIDDLE”.

      • Eugene Adkins 5:16 pm on 2015-07-13 Permalink | Reply

        Good irony, eh?

        • melanie 2:13 pm on 2015-07-17 Permalink | Reply

          I thought it was “seed”

          • Eugene Adkins 7:23 am on 2015-07-19 Permalink | Reply

            Hi, Melanie.

            I’m glad the riddle got you to thinking, but, as you may have already figured out, seed isn’t mentioned in the scripture reference (unless I read over it), so riddle fills the spot.

            Thanks for commenting though.

  • Eugene Adkins 8:35 am on 2015-07-06 Permalink | Reply
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    Bible Riddle 

    This riddle is a three-for-one.

    #1: It gives you a chance to read some scriptures.

    #2: If you’re a numismatist then this will scratch an itch.

    #3: If you don’t know what numismatist means then you’ll learn a new word after you look it up.

    A man finds a small iron coin dated 154 B.C., what’s it worth?

    Here’s your hint: Luke 12:1-12

    Have a great day!

     
    • James Craven 9:02 am on 2015-07-06 Permalink | Reply

      Due to the fact that during the year 154 B.C. it would not have been referred to as 154 B.efore C.hrist (or even “before the Common Era” , for you heathens out there), the coin is a fake and is worthless.

    • James Craven 9:15 am on 2015-07-06 Permalink | Reply

      Gene , just for fun , see “Bible Riddle” dated 6-23-14 and see our conversation there.

      • Eugene Adkins 9:30 am on 2015-07-06 Permalink | Reply

        That’s the essence of a riddle isn’t it? Context determines the p.o.v. while someone’s p.o.v. determines the context, but literalness doesn’t always apply to figuring out the answer, but the answer is still the same regardless; which in this case is “nothing” (see verse 2 of the hint).

        Thanks for commenting, James.

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