Daniel Webster is reputed to have memorized the entire Bible.?

Do you feel this is a good thing to do, or not? It must have helped him have an organized mind...to also produce a dictionary...


I stand corrected...Noah Webster...

When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws." -History of United States by Noah Webster.

Update 2:

His 1828 American Dictionary contained the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any reference volume. Webster considered education "useless without the Bible". Webster claimed to have learned 20 different languages in finding definitions for which a particular word is used. From the preface to the 1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language:

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... . No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Are you sure you don't mean Noah Webster?


    @ Blessed Cheesemaker: there is some evidence that Noah Webster might have been "special".

  • 4 years ago

    Noel Webster Dictionary

  • 1 decade ago

    Memorization and rightly dividing the word of truth are two different things.

    2 Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  • 1 decade ago

    David Koresh supposedly memorized the Bible.

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  • papa G
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Being knowledgeable of the Bible does not make a person wise, it's the application of of what he knows.

    A person who knows only 1/3 of the Bible and applies it into his life is wiser than someone who knows the whole Bible.

  • 1 decade ago

    If so, he must have had an eidetic memory. As far as I know, that's the only way to do something like that.

  • steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    What a shame. He could have memorized the book of medicines and put it to good use.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Watchu talkin about WIllis?

  • alikij
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    You're kidding, right? He memorized the whole thing? It couldn't hurt, that's for sure.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    His mind would have had to have a touch of Autism for him to be able to pull that off.

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