Children’s Pages

T. J. Lawson, B.A., and H. E. Pope, M.A.

Category: Children's Pages

 Note, for over four years Messrs. T. J. Lawson and H. E, Pope have together conducted the Section which embraces the pages for boys and girls and for seniors.

Last month Mr. Pope left Taunton to take up a teaching appointment at Nuneaton and we quite expect that many boys and girls in the Midlands, who have regularly read these pages, will have the opportunity of meeting him sooner or later. 

Unfortunately it means that in view of the distance between Nuneaton and Taunton, he will now find it difficult to consult with his colleague, and we are afraid therefore that, whilst we know he will retain his interest in " Precious Seed," we shall be unable to count on receiving the same amount of help that he has so willingly given these four years past. The future of the Children's Page is therefore uncertain, but we will let our readers know, as soon as possible, what has been decided.

All our readers will join with us in wishing Mr, and Mrs. Pope every happiness and blessing in their new sphere, and in acknowledging the valuable service rendered to the magazine. -Editors.


" The Word of God in Psalm 119 "

You probably know that Psalm 119 is the longest of the Psalms. A letter of the Hebrew alphabet heads each section, and each verse in that section begins, in the Hebrew, with that letter. The main theme of the Psalm is God's Word: it is mentioned in almost every verse, but under a number of different terms. See how many of these you can find in the Psalm, and how many times each of them is used. Arrange them in a list, in alphabetical order-with the number of times it occurs after each word. Send your list, by October 2nd, to Mr. T. J. Lawson, 148 Greenway Road, Taunton, Somerset.

Prizes will be given for the best entries from those under and over 12 years of age on that date-so put your age on your entry.



" Broken Commandments "

There was a very small entry for this competition- perhaps you did not have enough time, or perhaps it was too difficult 1

George McKee (14) of Dromore sent in a very good list, which wins a prize. Some reward will also be sent to Catherine Robinson (14) of Sunderland, and to Jean Loosemore (11 1/2) of Leicester.

A list of Broken Commandments is given below though it is probably not complete.

T. J. L.

1. Israel, in Gideon's time     Judges 5. 10; 8. 33, 34
King Ahab and his subjects  1 Kings 18. 31, 32

The people of Ephesus Acts 19. 24-28

2. Aaron and Israel-The Golden Calf        Exodus 32. I-2I
Gideon's Golden Ephod       Judges 8, 27
Jeroboam and the Ten Tribes-Two  

Calves         1 Kings 12. 26-30

Maachah            2 Chronicles 15. 16
The Gentiles       Romans 1. 21-25

The Athenians     Acts 17. 16, 23

The Ephesians     Acts 19. 24-28

3. Son of Israelitish Woman and

Egyptian  Leviticus 24.11

People of Israel     Hosea 4. 2

Peter in his Denial       Mark 14. 71

4. Israelites, looking for Manna    Exodus 16. 27-30
A man gathering sticks       Numbers I5. 32-36

5.   Eli's sons     1 Samuel 2. 24. 25

People in Last Days     2 Timothy 3. 2

6.   Cain (Abel)  Genesis 4. 8

Joab (Abner) 2 Samuel 3. 27

Herod (Infants)  Matthew 2. 16

Herod (John the Baptist)  Mark 6. 27-29

7. David and Bathsheba        2 Samuel 11. 3-5
Herod and Herodias    Mark 6. 18
Woman brought to Jesus    John 8. 3, 4

8. Eve          Genesis 3. 6

Jacob   Genesis 27. 36

Achan  Joshua 7. 21

9. Sons of Belial against Naboth    1 Kings 21. 13

False Witnesses against Jesus    Mark 14. 56-59

10. Achan (treasure in Jericho)  Joshua 7. 21

Ahab (Naboth’s vineyard)     1 Kings 21. 1-4

Gehazi (Naaman's gold)  2 Kings 5. 20