Florian asks about memorizing individual Bible verses with their references, rather than memorizing long passages. How do you structure your Bible verse mnemonic system? Should it be different for individual verses than for passages?
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Very interesting stuff. I’m pretty new to official “mnemonics” but I’ve done things similar to what you discuss in your website and podcast for memorization. I just have one question: Why call the character “Ross?” Why not “Matthew?”
If we called them the names of the book authors, we would end up with repeats; for example, Paul wrote 13 epistles, John wrote 5 books, and Luke wrote 2 books. So instead, I’m using a separate character for every single book, with names generated from the number that the book is. I chose the name “Ross” based on the number 40, since Matthew is the 40th book: 4=R, 0=S. Mark (41) would be Reed, Luke (42) would be Rainy, Ephesians (49) would be Ruby, and so on. The numbers generate names based on the Major system: http://www.phoneticmnemonic.com/
Got it. That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.