What Are Some Mnemonic Devices to Help Kids Memorize the Books of the Bible?


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Some mnemonic devices to help memorize the books of the Bible are phrases and images. For example, the phrase, "Goats eat like nobody does" is a mnemonic phrase that can help in memorizing the five law books that begin the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

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Another example is the mnemonic phrase, "Joe's piano plays every song," which can help in memorizing the five wisdom books of the Old Testament: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.

Mnemonic images are easy-to-remember mental visualizations that can trigger memories of the names of books of the Bible. For example, an image of a calculator can remind someone of Numbers, or a garden hose can remind someone of Hosea.

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