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Unofficial Pathfinder Bible Experience 2022
Ruth, and 1 Kings Memorization Guides

Welcome to the Ready Answers Bible Memorization Curriculum. Unofficial Study Guides for the PBE 2022.

The Ready Answers Bible Memorization Program is designed to help you memorize Bible passages easily and quickly. It is based on many well-proven strategies for memorizing. From this page you can get our material designed to help prepare for tests on the Biblical books of Ruth, and 1 Kings. This should be helpful for tests such as the 2022 Pathfinder Bible Experience or Bible Bowl events. It is also helpful for any study of these books. On other web pages at this site, we also have memorization guides for other books of the Bible.

Official PBE Information

We supply unofficial study guides. For the official rules and instructions to register a team, please go the the official PBE site: https://nadpbe.org/

Study Guides with Questions and Handles in English, Spanish, and French

If the hyperlinks in these study guides don't work, please try using Acrobat reader. This is often necessary on phones.
Memorization Guides Video Questions
chapters pdf Chapter Videos Excel pdf
Ruth 1-2
Ruth 1-2
Ruth 1-2 Questions - Excel Ruth 1-2 Questions - PDF
Ruth 3-4
Ruth 3-4
Ruth 3-4 Questions - Excel Ruth 3-4 Questions - PDF
1Kings 1
1 Kings 1
1 Kings 1 Questions - Excel 1 Kings 1 Questions - PDF
1Kings 2-6 *Sorry *Sorry 1Kings 2-6 Questions - Excel 1Kings 2-6 Questions - PDF
1Kings 7-9 *Sorry *Sorry 1Kings 7-9 Questions - Excel 1Kings 7-9 Questions - PDF
1Kings 10-13 *Sorry *Sorry 1Kings 10-13 Questions - Excel 1Kings 10-13 Questions - PDF
1Kings 14-18 *Sorry *Sorry 1Kings 14-18 Questions - Excel 1Kings 14-18 Questions - PDF
1Kings 19-22 *Sorry *Sorry 1Kings 19-22 Questions - Excel 1Kings 19-22 Questions - PDF
*Sorry - We do not have time to create these products this year.

Team Organization

You will probably want to consider carefully who on the team should be responsible for which portions of this year’s material. Since some chapters are smaller than others, and some verses are similar to other verses making them difficult for one person to be ready to answer questions on both, assigning students to each learn the same number of chapters might not be the best strategy. The tables below show our recommended assignments. The goals we had were:

  • Each assignment should be about the same size as the other assignments. This is to help spread the effort equally across the team members.
  • We consider if the content of two verses is similar. We try to assign these verses to different team members, because many people have difficulty memorizing two passages that are nearly identical. This year the worst example of this is 1 KIngs 14:11 and 1 Kings 21:24. They have almost the same message and use almost the same words, but they are not identical.
  • Each verse should be assigned to one student as a primary responsibility and to a second student as a secondary responsibility. This enables the students to consult with each other during the tests and help each other remember the details required to answer the questions. Also, if one student unexpectedly is not able to participate, the remaining team members are prepared to answer the questions.
  • Each student should have a study partner that leverages the primary and secondary responsibilities. This way, if the full team can't get together for every practice session, pairs of students can meet and study effectively.
  • To simplify remembering who is responsible for which verse, each student should generally be responsible for as few blocks of verses as possible. This is often in conflict with the other goals so a balance must be selected.

Suppose the team members are Alex, Adam, Lexi, Jordan, Jeffrey, and Noah. Also suppose that Alex and Jeffrey will be partners, Adam and Jordan will be partners, and that Lexi and Noah will be partners. The table below shows that Alex has the primary responsibility for Ruth and 1 Kings 1, and Jeffrey has secondary responsibility for these same chapters.

Team Member Assignments
Segment Verses Alex Adam Lexi Noah Jeffrey Jordan
Ruth 1-2,
Ruth 3-4,
1Kings 1
138 Alex's Primary Jeffrey's Secondary
1Kings 2-6 164 Adam's Primary Jordan's Secondary
1Kings 7-9 145 Lexi's Primary Noah's Secondary
1Kings 10-13 139 Adam's Secondary Jordan's Primary
1Kings 14-18 169 Alex's Secondary Jeffery's Primary
1Kings 19-22 146 Lexi's Secondary Noah's Primary
Primary Verses 138 164 145 146 169 139
Secondary Verses 169 139 146 145 138 164
Total 307 303 291 291 307 303

Please note that the verse numbering for 1 Kings 22:43-53 are not the same in all languages. English and Spanish place in verse 43 what French and Hebrew refer to as verses 43 and 44. As a result the verse numbers for the remaining verses in French and Hebrew are 1 more than the verse numbers in English and Spanish; however, the study guides primarily use the English verse numbers.

Daily Video Lessons

These video lessons are designed to be completed within 30 minutes each. This is about how long many people spend eating a meal; so, you might consider feeding on God's word while you feed your body. Some people like to do the lessons while traveling to and from school or work. Each lesson teaches a new verse, helps you review recently learned verses, and helps you to become familiar with the verses you will soon be learning to make them even easier to learn. The lessons give you time to answer the questions before they give you the correct phrase from the Bible. Say the phrase aloud during the pause before the answer, and again after you hear the correct answer. If you don't know the answer to a question from a previous lesson, go back a few seconds in the lesson and learn the answer again. Once a week, we recommend that you review all the verses that you have learned for this year's PBE. You can do this using the Memorization guide, or the chapter videos.

If you start studying before June 17, 2021, you only need to complete 1 lesson each day for 6 days each week to learn all your primary verses before the end of the year. If you start after then, but before September 24, 2021, you will need to complete 2 lessons each day for 6 days each week. If you start after then, but before October 27, 2021, you will need to complete 3 lessons each day for 6 days each week to learn all your primary verses by the end of December.

Student Lessons
Alex's Primary Verse Lessons
Adam's Primary Verse Lessons
Lexi's Primary Verse Lessons
Jordan's Primary Verse Lessons
Jeffery's Primary Verse Lessons
Noah's Primary Verse Lessons

Fund Raising

Some teams plan for success by raising the funds early to ensure they will be able to go the the final NAD testing level. One very successful fund-raising idea is to have a 30-day verse memorizing event. Students can ask sponsors to contribute $1 per verse for 30 verses that they learn within those 30 days. Some people even pledge to give $2 per verse if they learn 60 verses. This not only funds the trips, it also can be a great incentive to get ready for the tests.

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