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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jun 1 2013 2:28 PM

One of my other pastimes, besides hanging out on the Logos forums, is playing around with anagrams -- rearranging letters of a name or phrase to spell something else, usually something humorously synonymous, or a witty commentary on the subject.

Anyway, occasionally I come up with one that has a biblical text as the subject. Here's one of my latest creations. Thought you'd get a kick out of it:

Love the Lord your God, and your neighbor as yourself = Also, do not ruefully envy her big house or yard or dog.

Did you know that there's an entire Anagrammed Bible underway? So far only Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon have been produced. I know (online only) the guys who did this. I'm not sure they have plans to come out with any more. It was already a ton of work doing that much. See also: http://community.logos.com/forums/t/53530.aspx 

Also, to keep this related to Logos, the poet George Herbert, whose complete works we recently got in Logos, wrote a brief poem called Anagram that has a biblical topic:

Finally, the fun book Curiosities of the Bible Pertaining to Scripture Persons, Places and Things has a puzzle section called Scripture Anagrams with gems like this:

SCRIPTURE ANAGRAM, NO. 1

Six letters in one name appear,
As in the sequel will be clear!

And numbered thus in order due,
May be discovered by this clue:—
you find in six, five, one, two, three,
One hung on his own gallows-tree.

Three, four, five, six, his name compose,
From whom man’s second lineage flows.

In six, two, one, his son you find,
The least beloved of all his kind.
In one, two, three, you clearly trace,
The name of our degenerate race.

From one, two, four, and three, you ken,
Of Judah’s twos the first of ten.
Three, two, five, one, of Judah’s tribes
The least of Caleb’s sons describe.

Two old Egyptian cities see,—
This in three, four, and that four, three.
With all the six, describe at length,
The Father of the man of strength.

Curiosities of the Bible Pertaining to Scripture Persons, Places and Things (New York: E. B. Treat, 1884), 211.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 1 2013 5:03 PM

Rosie, that is coo! I didn't even know that there was a Anagrammed Bible.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 1 2013 5:17 PM

Bruce Dunning:

I didn't even know that there was a Anagrammed Bible.

It's privately published and not very well known. Its rank on Amazon.com is #4,153,991.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 1 2013 6:22 PM

Peace, Rosie!                      Thank you for a few pleasant - delightful - and happy thoughts in this troubled time in which we live!

                         Much appreciated!                 God Bless you!                   *smile*

Philippians 4:  4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand..........

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