Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A quick approach to solving Christmas Mystery 2014: Titus 2:11

A more detailed discussion of all the clues will be provided in an upcoming posting, but here is a quick approach to solving the puzzle.

If one identifies the music in the DVD as the first movement of Bach's Christmas Day Cantata, Christen, ├Ątzet diesen Tag [Christians engrave  this day], BWV 63, then an examination of the Bible readings used as background for the cantata would reveal: Titus 2:11-14, Isaiah 9:2-7, and Luke 2:1-14.

In two photographs I can be seen reading the New Testament of the German Bible, so this leaves Titus 2:11-14, or Luke 2:1-14.  Also, the elves provide a very important clue, namely "zwei elf" in German is "two eleven," and so the particular chapter and verse is 2:11.

Now is the book Titus or is it Luke?  One photograph shows St. Paul's Santa Claus Church in Santa Claus, Indiana, and this is followed by a photo of a plaque that clearly identifies it as such. This points to Titus 2:11 as the correct answer.  Further, other clues literally spell out the word "Titus."  These will be explained in an upcoming posting.

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