Is there a sketch/map of the "name of God" trap from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade somewhere on the Internet? I can't find one.

  • It may not exist... This question should be featured because its asking rather specific information that can't be found anywhere else. That and it's Indiana Jones, and well who can pass that up?
    – JustinKaz
    Apr 28, 2011 at 15:44
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    The funny thing about the "name of God" trap is that the "J" that Indy steps on shouldn't even be there. Jehovah begins with an "I" in Latin because the Latin alphabet doesn't have a "J".
    – Channel72
    Sep 8, 2012 at 20:11
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    @Channel72 Those Knights are pretty tricky. Jul 15, 2013 at 16:04
  • @Channel72 IT'S A TRAP! Dec 26, 2016 at 4:03
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    @Channel72 - The even funnier thing is that the name Jehovah wasn't used until 1278 - much later than the trap was built. Jehovah was obtained by adding the vowels of "Adonai" to the consonants of "YHWH"
    – Fraser
    Mar 16, 2018 at 16:55

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Here is a screen capture from the movie. I got this from Desert-Sky.net "zip file 5" file: 921. This was the most complete screen shot I could find, and I don't own the movie to determine more.

This looks very different from what was portrayed in the comic strip on a different answer. For one thing the letters are not in square boxes in rows, but follow more irregular shapes.

puzzle trap


Here are the panels from the comic adaptation. I don't know how accurate the comic was to the film, however: enter image description here


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    Is it me or does it look like a computer keyboard? :-) Ok, not a QWERTY-type one. Apr 29, 2011 at 17:58

I have this book but unfortunately nothing about the "name of god" trap. You can anyway find quite a lot of pictures from props (mainly Henry Jones Sr. Grail Diary pages) coming from this book and a lot of others on this (excellent) page. Quite an amount of great pictures.
But as Henry Sr. didn't see the trap before, he had no drawing on it in his diary.

On all the pages I've seen here and there on the Internet, we can see a lot the Leap of Faith special effect making of but alas nothing about the Name of God trap other than the picture already provided by Jeffrywith1e.

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