The following two riddles are from a church magazine; I’ll give the citation after we’ve played around a while.
The rules are that you can answer as many parts as you want to, but please give a scripture citation for each part you do answer. Online scriptures are here.
A couple of answers I think are misleading: The Book of Mormon flower doesn’t begin with “F” – the word “flower” does; and the Book of Mormon queen and Biblical widow are “Queen of —” or “Widow of —” followed by the name of the king or location; the women’s personal names don’t begin with “Q” or “W” so far as we know.
So – how fast can we solve it, and which one is easier?
Book of Mormon Alphabet
A was a martyr for God and the truth.
B was a prophet-king, righteous from youth.
C was a Jaredite king left alone.
D was a land of which little is known.
E, while around him his people were killed, lived to see all his prophesies fulfilled.
F, of all the flowers that bloomed ‘neat the sun, but one is mentioned – found out which one.
G was a robber band, wicked and vile.
H was a builder whose ships reached far isle.
I was an Ephraimite, from land far away.
J was so faithful, the waves did obey.
K was an anti-Christ seeking a sign.
L was an Israelite patriarch benign.
M gave a nickname to the people of God.
N in a vision saw the “Iron rod.”
O was a righteous king with thirty-one offspring.
P was chief judge when the Nephites were warring.
Q was a queen converted by dream.
R was a hill where records were seen, his people all murdered.
S lost his head.
T might general the Lamanites’ dread.
U was a Bible king known by Isaiah.
Z mighty city burned up with fire.
(The parts that have already been solved are italicized)
A was a traitor hung by the hair.
B was a folly built high in the air.
C was a mountain o’erlooking the sea.
D was a nurse buried under a tree.
E was a first born, bad from his youth.
F was a ruler who trembled at truth.
G was an angel sent with good word.
H faithful mother, gave her son to the Lord.
I was a new name received at the ford.
J was a shepherd in Arabian land.
K was a place near a desert of sand.
L was a pauper begging his bread.
M was an idol, object of dread.
N was an architect ages ago.
O was a rampart to keep out the foe.
P was an isle, where a Saint looked above.
Q was a Christian saluted in Love.
R was obscure yet a mother of kings.
S was a Danite who did wondrous things.
T was a city that had a strong hold.
U was a country productive of gold.
V was a queen whom a king set aside.
W was a widow whose cruse was supplied.
Z was a place where a man wished to hide.