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Riddle: Who Am I?

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  1. Encouragement
    Riddle: Who Am I?​

    This riddle was written by a lady in California, in 1890, in response to an offer from a gentleman in Philadelphia, that he would pay anyone $1,000 who could write a puzzle he could not solve. He failed to solve it and paid the money.

    A Poem Of Biblical Proportions

    Adam, God made out of dust,
    But thought it best to make me first.
    So I was made sometime before man,
    To answer God's most holy plan.

    A living being I became,
    And Adam gave to me my name.
    I, from his presence, then withdrew,
    And more of Adam I never knew.

    I did my Maker's Law obey,
    Nor never went from it astray.
    Thousands of miles I go in fear,
    But seldom on earth do I appear.

    For purpose wise which God did see,
    He put a living soul in me.
    The soul in me, God had fed,
    Until, finally, the soul had fled.

    I am the same
    As when first made.
    Without hands, feet, or face,
    I travel on from place to place.

    I labor hard by day and night,
    To fallen man I give great light.
    Thousands of people, young and old,
    Will, by my death, great light behold.

    No right or wrong can I conceive,
    The Scriptures I cannot believe.
    Although my name therein is found,
    They are, to me, an empty sound.

    No fear of death doth trouble me,
    Real happiness I'll never see.
    To heaven I shall never go,
    Nor to hell far below.

    Now when, these lines, you slowly read,
    Go search your Bible with all speed.
    For that my name is written there,
    I do, honestly, to you, declare…

    "The answer is one word!"

    The answer is one word. There are five letters in the word, appearing only four times in the Bible.
    1. (Genesis 1:21) "And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
    2. (Ezekiel 32:2) "Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers."
    3. (Job 7:12) "Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?"
    4. (Matthew 12:40) "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
    Riddle: Who Am I?
    A Poem Of Biblical Proportions

    Adam, God made out of dust, but thought it was best to make me first. So I was made before man to answer God's most holy plan. A living being I became and Adam gave me my name. From his presence I then withdrew and more of Adam I never knew. I did my maker's law obey, not ever went from it astray. Thousands of miles I go in fear, but seldom on the earth appear.
    • Whales are in the ocean
    For purpose wise which God did see, he put a living soul in me.
    • Jonah
    A soul from me God did claim and took from me the soul again. So when from me the soul had fled, I was the same as when first made.
    • Jonah was freed from the whale
    And without hands or feet or soul, I travel on from pole to pole.
    • Whales are long-distance travelers
    I labor hours by day, by night to follow man to give him light. Thousands of people, young and old, will by my death great light behold.
    • Whale oil burns very nicely in many lamps. But the whale must be killed to get the oil.
    No right or wrong can I conceive, the scriptures I cannot believe. Although my name therein is found, they are to me an empty sound. No fear of death doth trouble me, real happiness I'll never see. To Heaven I shall never go, or to Hell below.
    • Remember this lady wrote this in 1890. I don't know what version of the Bible she used.
    Now when these lines you slowly read, so search your Bible with all speed for that my name is there, I do honestly to you declare.

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    About Author

    Pilgrim
    Running to the God of Unity: The holy community God is creating and how it is to live out its calling. "I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3
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  1. musicalpilgrim
    :) I love it! The author was a very clever lady :spoutingwhale:
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  2. Emli
    Thank you so much for this, Pilgrim! :) It was fun! I couldn't guess it... :)
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