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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • ROY SHAVER: Missouri cities with biblical connections

  • Palm Sunday occurs this weekend, so we should begin preparing our hearts for Easter.
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  • Palm Sunday occurs this weekend, so we should begin preparing our hearts for Easter. To do this, clues are provided to help identify 25 Missouri cities, towns and villages with biblical or religious names.
    For example, if the clue is an ancient Egyptian city, the answer could be Memphis. Some of these towns have two names, so focus on the name found in the Bible. If the clue is the name of a Newton County rural school district, the answer might be Buzzard Glory. Ignore the Buzzard and focus on the Glory. The answers will follow the quiz:
    1. Where the giant cedars came from _______________________.
    2. The walls came tumbling down __________________.
    3. This organization distributes Bibles ________________.
    4. Christ's earthly father ________________.
    5. The Apostle ______________.
    6. Faith, _______ and charity.
    7. Jehovah's Witnesses worship in ____________ Hall.
    8. Where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac ___________.
    9. Describes the streets of Heaven ______________.
    10. Town named for one-time Neosho preacher ___________.
    11. Missouri's oldest city, Catholic church _____________.
    12. Satan's arm joint ______________.
    13. People in the wilderness were headed to ____________.
    14. Means "House of God" in Hebrew ________________.
    15. Famous early Methodist Bishop _______________.
    16. Dwelling in ____________ Land.
    17. The Christmas city _______________.
    18. He wrote "I'll Fly Away" _____________.
    19. The Holy Book ______________.
    20. A canonized boxer ______________.
    21. Where the Apostle Paul died ______________.
    22. Ruth's husband ______________.
    23. This mid-Missouri I-44 town has a winery ______________.
    24. Jesus was crucified on a ______________ and,
    25. The song title is "__________ in Jesus."
    ANSWERS: 1. Lebanon 2. Jericho Springs 3. Gideon 4. St. Joseph 5. St. Paul 6. Pleasant Hope 7. Kingdom City 8. Mount Moriah 9. Golden 10. Joplin 11. Sainte Genevieve 12. Devil's Elbow 13. Canaan 14. Bethel 15. Asbury 16. Beulah 17. Noel 18. Brumley 19. Bible Grove 20. St. Louis 21. Rome 22. Boaz 23. St. James 24. Cross Timbers and 25. Victory.
    Victory is the answer to question 25, but there is no Missouri town by that name. "Victory in Jesus" was chosen in keeping with the Easter season.
    Roy Shaver writes a weekly column for the Daily News.

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