In my previous blog, ” 5 Minutes To Remember The Order Of The New Testament Books ” ( A ) dated Thursday, 15 May 2008, I shared a simple story to help you remember the sequence of the N. T. books. You can also remember the order of the Old Testament books by using the following story which has mental pictures that you can either draw or imagine. The words in bold either sound like the Books of the Old Testament or are the names of the Books themselves. In one instance, alphabets e.g. P.E. are used to represent Proverbs and Ecclesiastes :-
(Genesis) is the book of the beginnings. (Exodus) describes how the Israelites begin to leave (Leviticus) in large numbers (Numbers) due-to-their-enemy (Deuteronomy).
(Joshua) was their first judge (Judges) who fought ruthless (Ruth) wars. Samuel (1 & 2 Samuel) was their last judge who anointed Kings (1 & 2 Kings) and wrote Chronicles (1 & 2 Chronicles) about rulers who have extra (Ezra) need (Nehemiah) for queens like (Esther).
Esther’s job (Job) was to do her sums (Psalms), P.E. (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes) and sing songs (Songs of Songs). Her favourite song was entitled “I-Sigh” (Isaiah) sung by (Jeremiah) who laments (Lamentations) how the people are more easily-killed (Ezekiel) than-nailed (Daniel).
Esther has a Hot-Sea (Hosea) jewel (Joel) shaped like a famous (Amos) cookie. It was stolen by ” O-Bad Jonah “(Obadiah, Jonah) who hid it in my-car (Micah).
My car was parked outside “a-humburger‘ (Nahum) restaurant which half-cook (Habbakkuk) and zap-on-fire (Zephaniah) Haggai’s black-rye (Zechariah) bread from Malacca (Malachi).