A thorough study of the KJV reveals that rugby league is the correct biblical code of football. The scriptures abound with references to this noble, ancient sport. Most of the field positions of rugby league are specifically mentioned. The Bible refers to a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“forwardÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Eze 10:22), ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“backsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Eze 8:16), ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“the second rowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Ex 28:18) and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“harlotsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Jos 6:17) which was the word used in ancient times for ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“hookersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â. 1 Kings 6:24 says ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“their wings touched one anotherÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â in an obvious reference to the defensive efforts of outside backs. The fact that lock forwards are usually not tall is referred to in ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“neither suffer their locks to grow longÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Eze 44:20). 1 Kings 10:7 says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“the half was not toldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â which is a pity because the first receiver should know what is going on. As for specific football skills a search of YoungÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s Analytical Concordance of the Bible shows that while the word ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“kickÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â does occur some four times in the Bible the word ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“passÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â occurs in well over 400 separate references. The evidence is therefore overwhelming that while the kick was used on occasions the pass was the predominant skill in biblical football. References are made to specific types of passes. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“To pass over the earthÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Ge 8:1) refers to the normal pass, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“pass by himÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Dt 2:30) clearly refers to the cut-out pass and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“seven times shall passÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Dan 4:25) is obviously a full back-line movement. As for defensive skills we are told that ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“with our own hands the tacklingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â must be done (Ac 27:19) and we are to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“mark wellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Job 33:31). Job must have had a particularly good sidestep because he said ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“mark me and be astonishedÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â (Job 21:5). Finally the desired number of players in the team is seen in the number of apostles. Initially twelve men were chosen but Judas was replaced by Matthias (Ac 1:26) and finally Paul was added (Gal 1:1) to bring the team of apostles to the ideal number of thirteen.