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I remember coming up with weird ways to remember what order the books of the New Testament came in. The gospels and Acts were easy, and the first few epistles are so big and important that they were easy to remember too. But after that? "GEPCO". A word meaning "Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians." "GEPCO." Sounds like a corporation.

I'm not sure what I did for the books that followed, though the fact that you've got five T's in a row (2 Thessalonians + 2 Timothys + 1 Titus) probably figured in there somewhere.


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: A word meaning "Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians." "GEPCO." Sounds like a corporation

FWIW, I learnt the order of these after someone told me "God's Electric Power COmpany" I guess that clarifies what the corporation produces.

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Phillipians has always been a favorite book of mine so it was easy to learn the bracketting books. Same with I Corinthians. Ephesians seemed to be the favorite book of almost every preacher I heard as a kid and it was certainly the most marked up book in my parents' Bibles, so that was easy to find along with the books bracketing it. The NT sorta' came to me in bits and pieces. The OT was another story. I just knew that a Bible without Apocrypha found Psalms in the middle.

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: A word meaning "Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians." "GEPCO." Sounds like a corporation

FWIW, I learnt the order of these after someone told me "God's Electric Power COmpany" I guess that clarifies what the corporation produces.

Each of those names has a doubled or tripled vowel. Conveniently, the books are in alphabetical order of the vowels.


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