In the past week I have been searching for memorization techniques and low and behold I came across mnemotechnics.org. AMAZING! Method of Loci, Memory Palace, Roman Room, Journey Method, Peg systems, etc. HOLY MEMORY TECHNIQUES! 2500 year old techniques?!?! Thomas Aquinas used them. This is great!
I have become convinced that the Bible is reliable through manuscript, archaeological, prophetic, and statistical evidence. Due to this revelation it has become strikingly apparent through over 40 scriptures that the God of the Bible directly requires me to memorize and meditate on what is in it. Jesus himself, when tempted in the desert by Satan, only refuted him using memorized Scripture (see Matthew 4 and Luke 4).
I then found out this fact about the education of Galilee for a 1st century Jew:
Children began their study at age 4-5 in Beth Sefer (elementary school). The teaching focused primarily on the Torah, emphasizing both reading and writing Scripture. Large portions were memorized and it is likely that many students knew the entire Torah by memory by the time this level of education was finished.This is my passion now even at age 41. My big goal is to memorize the entire 66 books of the Bible, my smaller goal is to memorize the 27 books of the New Testament, and my smallest goal is to memorize one book of the New Testament, the book of Luke with 24 chapters and 1151 verses. (see how many chapters and verses are in the Bible at http://www.deafmissions.com/tally/bkchptrvrs.html )
I became a member in hopes of learning to rediscover this ancient and amazing technique of the mind we have all been blessed with. We are all created in the image of God. We all have one thing in common, something that separates us from any living species on the planet… we can use our imaginations to visualize and that is the key to memorizing.
If you are not convinced there is a God, please know I’m not into shoving anything down anyone’s throat; this is just what I have been convinced to believe is the truth. I defend your right to believe whatever you want. If anyone wants to memorize the Bible, THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT.