I want to learn loads of (specific) verses in the Bible: not the whole Bible though. I am able to learn (rote) the verses in the Bible, so that isn’t a problem.
If I use a memory palace, since I am not learning every verse, is this method still usable? Plus, what if, at a later date, I find a new verse that I want to learn, how do I fit it in between two already in place and learned verses (using the memory palace method)? Would I be better off using a journey for each book of the Bible (in Matthew for example, I have 73 verses to learn, 33 in Mark, 53 in Luke and 68 in John)? In this way, if a ‘new’ verse comes up that I want to learn, could I simply be able to ‘insert’ a new step in the appropriate place (thus maintaining the journey order)?
Before I started investigating the many methods available for memorisation, I used to learn everything wrote & in order (taking visual cues from the layout of my Word document (see attached)), but in the end, I started getting lost by the time I had reached the four Gospel as I started getting confused about whether a particular verse was in Matthew or Luke etc.
Another big problem for me has been that numbers are the same in each book of the Bible For example, there is a Genesis 2:14, but there is also a Isaiah 2:14, a John 2:14 and a Revelation 2:14 etc. How can I ensure that the sheer repeated nature of the same numbers does not get confused when learning different verses (that may or may not have the same numerical reference) from different books.
I have spent quite a few hours reading topics here on AoM, so wonder what mixture of Mnemonics / Loci / POA / Palace / journeys / peg system be best suited to my endeavour?
Thank you SO MUCH for your time in replying - some of you 'out ‘there’ have done this kinda things and could save me many months (if not years) trying methods that are just not suitable or the best.
Steve.Important Bible passages Gospels.doc (61 KB)