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Memorizing the Books of the Bible

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Mnemonics to Memorize the Books of the Bible

39 Books of the Old Testament

Use the mnemonic "God’s Excellent Love Never Dies”. The first letters of each word will remind you the order of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

o Genesis

o Exodus

o Leviticus

o Numbers

o Deuteronomy

Joshua Judges Ruth

o Joshua

o Judges

o Ruth

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o 1 Samuel

o 2 Samuel

o 1 Kings

o 2 Kings

o 1 Chronicles

o 2 Chronicles

The elephant named Esther’s job pays peanuts every Saturday

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o Ezra

o Nehemiah

o Esther

o Job

o Psalms

o Proverbs

o Ecclesiastes

o Song of Solomon

I Jog Late Every Day

o Isaiah

o Jeremiah

o Lamentations

o Ezekiel

o Daniel

Hungry Joel Ate Oranges

o Hosea

o Joel

o Amos

o Obadiah

Jonah Made Ninevah Heed

o Jonah

o Micah

o Nahum

o Habakkuk

Zebras Have Zebra Mamas

o Zephaniah

o Haggai

o Zechariah

o Malachi

27 Books of the NewTestament

My Mother loves Jesus a lot

o Matthew

o Mark

o Luke

o John

o Acts

Roosters Can Crow

o Romans

o1 Corinthians

o2 Corinthians

Geese Eat Popcorn

o Galatians

o Ephesians

o Philippians

o Colossians

Turkeys Trot

o 1 Thessalonians

o 2 Thessalonians

o 1 Timothy

o 2 Timothy

Telephone Poles Have Jaybirds

o Titus

o Philemon

o Hebrews

o James

Peacock Pier’s Jingling Jeans just joined rhinoceros

o 1 Peter

o 2 Peter

o 1 John

o 2 John

o 3 John

o Jude

o Revelation


Jay C OBrien from Houston, TX USA on February 14, 2016:

Do not memorize, read and compare the stories in the text to a high ideal. Do the stories measure up to the ideal?

"Violence by man against man is in contradiction with any religion worthy of that name," Pope Francis January 18, 2016.

Read the Bible with this Principle in mind.

Lynsey on February 14, 2016:

Perfect for my Sunday school class.

Miriam Gravatte on May 14, 2015:

Mnemonics ought to make some kind of sense, like the Roosters Can Crow. Others of these don't make sense & are therefore not easy to remember. Also, there are 46 books in the OT recognized by most, if not all, Christian denominations.

Charles Phiri on April 30, 2015:

That's amazing.....and I like it

Pharme451 on July 17, 2014:

Very nice site!

Fred on September 17, 2013:

Good site helped a lot thank using for confirmation

bill voelker on November 19, 2011:

I just created a video on how to memorize all the bible books in fun way using mnemonic numbers method.

jud on November 05, 2011:

very helpful. Thanks

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