— Stijn's solution —

Stijn Hommes from the Netherlands submitted the correct solution to the second cipher on Feb. 23 at 3:06 AM PST. The verses in the ancient script are quotes from the Book of Proverbs. Their chapter numbers, when used as letters of the alphabet, yield:

9 12 12 21 13 9 14 1 20 9 15 14
I L L U M I N A T I O N
9:1Wisdom has built her house.
12:28In the pathway thereof there is no death.
12:23A prudent man conceals knowledge.
21:31The horse is prepared for the battle.
13:3He who keeps his mouth keeps his life.
9:18He does not know that the dead are there.
14:8The folly of fools is deceit.
1:33Who hearkens unto me shall dwell safely.
20:19A talebearer reveals secrets.
9:18Her guests are in the depths of hell.
15:11Hell and destruction are before the Lord.
14:22Do they not err that devise evil?

Congratulations, Stijn!

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