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Unofficial Bible Bowl Pathfinder 2018
Daniel and Esther
Study Guide


Welcome to the Ready Answers Bible Memorization Curriculum for the PBE 2018 Books!

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 books of Daniel and Esther. This should be helpful for tests such as the 2018 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.

As the primary delivery method we selected ePub and Anki file formats because of the features these formats enable. We explain these features and how to use them on a variety of platforms below in the section ePub and Anki file formats.

Team Organization

To help you decide what portions of the material to assign to each student, please consider our analysis presented in the General Information section in all of the memorization guides, or in TeamOrganization.pdf. To help you keep track of the student's names we give them ficticious names of Alex, Adam, Lexi, Jordan, Jeffrey, and Noah.

Electronic Flash Cards

This chart provides the Anki flash cards for each student's primary and secondary assignment. The cards start with questions about the vererses. The later cards use the pictures for the verses to help you learn the verse references and the entire content of the verses. We made improvements to the flashcards on August 20, 2017, so if you downloaded them before this date we recommend that you delete what you have and download these. This will delete Anki's record of how well you know each card, but you will have the improved cards. Sorry for this inconvenience. The improvements are that the pictures are now shown with the answers to the questions to help you associate the question and answer with the picture for the verse and in the English cards, the answers now quote the entire verse with a few words highlighted that answer the question. When answering the questions, try say words from the verse as the answer. This will help you answers questions that request the actual words of the verse.

Student Anki Flash Cards - Primary and Secondary Assignment
Alex Primary: Dan1, Dan3, Dan4:1-18, Dan10
Secondary: Dan2:1-36, Dan12, Est1, Est2
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Adam Primary: Dan4:19-37, Dan5:1-12, Dan7:15-28, Dan8:15-27, Dan9
Secondary: Est 5-9
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Lexi Primary: Dan2:37-49, Dan5:13-31, Dan8:1-14, Est3, Est4,Est10
Secondary: Dan6, Dan7:1-14, Dan11
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Jordan Primary: Dan2:1-36, Dan12, Est1, Est2
Secondary: Dan1, Dan3, Dan4:1-18, Dan10
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Jeffrey Primary: Est 5-9
Secondary: Dan4:19-37, Dan5:1-12, Dan7:15-28, Dan8:15-27, Dan9
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Noah Primary: Dan6, Dan7:1-14, Dan11
Seconary: Dan2:37-49, Dan5:13-31, Dan8:1-14, Est3, Est4,Est10
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Daniel

Memorization Guides
chapters ePub pdf Anki Flash Cards
Daniel 1-2 Daniel1-2.epub Daniel1-2.pdf Dan01-02.apkg
Daniel 3-4 Daniel3-4.epub Daniel3-4.pdf Dan03-04.apkg
Daniel 5-6 Daniel5-6.epub Daniel5-6.pdf Dan05-06.apkg
Daniel 7-8 Daniel7-8.epub Daniel7-8.pdf Dan07-08.apkg
Daniel 9-10 Daniel9-10.epub Daniel9-10.pdf Dan09-10.apkg
Daniel 11-12 Daniel11-12.epub Daniel11-12.pdf Dan11-12.apkg

The questions are included in the study guides (both epub and pdf) and in the Anki flash cards, but if you want the ones for Daniel seperately as pdf files they are here:

Esther

Memorization Guides
chapters ePub pdf Anki Flash Cards
Esther 1-2 Esther1-2.epub Esther1-2.pdf Est01-02.apkg
Esther 3-4 Esther3-4.epub Esther3-4.pdf Est03-04.apkg
Esther 5-6 Esther5-6.epub Esther5-6.pdf Est05-06.apkg
Esther 7-8 Esther7-8.epub Esther7-8.pdf Est07-08.apkg
Esther 9-10 Esther9-10.epub Esther9-10.pdf Est09-10.apkg

The questions are included in the study guides (both epub and pdf) and in the Anki flash cards, but if you want the ones for Esther seperately as pdf files they are here:

Additional Information


Using ePub and Anki Files

This year we are providing the study materials in formats designed for easy use on mobile devices. We hope this will enable you to find more time to study and optimize the use of your study time. The ePub files enable you to jump to other places in the memorization guides quickly.

The memorization guides are in NKJV, RVR95, and LSG translations; and the original language text is in Hebrew and Aramaic WLC. These guides fully comply with the ePub standard, but we have found some ePub readers work better than others. A section below explains how to load them onto your smart phones and PCs.

Using Anki Files

We put the questions in Anki format, because Anki provides the review schedule needed to make remembering things easy. We have found that the Anki approach is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, especially when combined with the memory handles that we describe in the Memorization Guides files. You can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn in a given time period.

  1. To use these files, you'll need to install the Anki application. Be aware that there are other flashcard programs that can also use the Anki *.apkg file format. Since Anki for iPhones is not free, I tried AnkiApp and was dissapointed with the review schedule it uses. I don't recommend it. On most platforms you will probably want to install Anki before downloading the files, but on some Android phones I recommend that you download the files first using Firefox or a similar browser that gives you access to the downloaded files. Then install the Anki App and open each file from the view of dowloaded files to load them into Anki. When I tried downloading Anki first, I was getting errors that the slide deck was corrupted.
  2. Download the Anki flash card files for the chapters you want by clicking on each of the related *.apkg files.
  3. Anki will load all the cards into the "Daniel and Esther" card-deck within Anki. You will have the cards for all the languages. If you are currently insterested in studing only one language, you can delete the others. The Anki manual for your device will describe how to search for cards that have a specific tag, how to select them, and how to delete them. If you accidentally delete cards you didn't intend to delete, it will be easiest to get them back, if you perform the deletion before you begin your first Anki study session.
    • Each English card has a tag of "en".
    • Each Spanish card has a tag of "es".
    • Each French card has a tag of "fr".
    • Each Hebrew card has a tag of "iw".
    • Each German card has a tag of "de".
  4. Before starting your first Anki session, decide how much time you want to spend each day using it. Limit your first Anki session to 1/4 of that amount of time.
  5. In the options for the deck, set the "New cards/day" to be no more than the number of new cards that you learned in that session. This will help ensure that you don't get overwhelmed later with the number of cards that will need to be reviewed.
  6. If you do find later, that you have too many cards to review anyway, I suggest you set the "new cards/day" to zero. Then after several days, when you are no longer overwhelmed, increase it slowly.
  7. The Anki manual explains how you can create filtered decks and how to move cards from one deck to another. To facilitate this, we have applied several tags to each card. Each card is assigned
    • a language tag (as explained above: en, es, fr, iw, de)
    • a chapter tag (Dan01, Dan02, Dan03... Est01, Est02, Est03...)
    • a tag for the type of card:
      • deq = Daniel and Esther Question
      • der = Daniel and Esther Reference (this is a reversable card with a picture shown on one side and the reference to the verse shown on the other side)
      • def = Daniel and Esther Full Verse ( a picture is shown on the front and the reference and the full verse are on the back)


Using ePub Files

This year we are providing the study materials in ePub format to enable easier use on moble devices and what we hope will be a better studying experience. This format enables better support for the original Biblical languages, and enables you to jump to other places in the material quickly.

The memorization guides are in NKJV, RVR95, and LSG translations; and the original language text is in Hebrew and Aramaic WLC. These guides fully comply with the ePub standard, but we have found some ePub readers work better than others. In a subsequent section we explain what we have found to work well on several different platforms:

  • Android Devices (most phones that are not from Apple)
    • We are recommending either Google Play Books or Gitden, because we know they support the navigation buttons in the books, and they support reading the book out loud to the student. Gitden is slower when turning pages, but does not require a Google account.
    • The following video shows how to get the book into Google Play Books and explains the navigation buttons.
    • To use Google Play Books, the following steps are needed. This is all explained in the video above:
      1. From a laptop or PC, download the ePub files you want.
      2. Go to https://play.google.com/books. If you are asked to create a Google Account or to sign in to an existing Google Account, sign in and go to https://play.google.com/books again.
      3. Click the button "Upload files".
      4. Upload the files that you just downloaded from here.
      5. After the upload is complete, you might still need to wait a few hours for the cover pictures to be displayed in your Google Play "My Books".
      6. Install Google Play Books from the Play Store to your Android device.
      7. Next, open the Google Play Books app on your Android and open the book.
      8. We prefer the "Google Text-to-speech Engine". This can be set from Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output.

    • To use Gitden on Android devices:
      1. Install the Gitden Reader from the Play Store.
      2. Download the epub file(s) you desire. It doesn't matter which application you select to open the file by default, because Gitden won't open the file automatically, even if Gitden is selected as the default.
      3. Open the Gitden Reader.
      4. Tap on the triple-line icon in the upper left of the screen.
      5. Tap on "Import Books" and navigate to "/storage/emulated/0/Download".
      6. Tap on the epub files you want. A check-mark is placed on each one that you select.
      7. The import icon in the upper right of the screen shows the number of files selected. Tap it to import them.
      8. Tap on "<Import" to navigate back to your book shelves.
      9. Gitden provides instructions on how to use their reader, including read aloud or Text to Speech (TTS).
      10. We prefer the "Google Text-to-speech Engine". This can be set from Settings > Language & input > Text-to-speech output.
  • Apple iOS Devices (like iPhones and iPads)
    • The best we have found is Gitden. It supports all the navigation buttons and will read the book aloud to the student. Most iPhones have iBooks pre-installed. This supports the navigation buttons but does not read the book aloud to the student.
      1. From the App Store dowload and open Gitden
      2. Tap the triple-line button in the upper left of the screen and select Settings
      3. Since some Biblical phrases are in parentheses, you'll want to enable both "Read Aloud" and "Read Text in Parentheses"
      4. Using Safari, tap on the ePub file you want to use.
      5. If you are given an option to open in "iBooks" or "More..", choose "More..." Find and tap the icon for "Import with GitdenReader".
      6. You may need to wait 60 seconds for the book to appear in your Gitden book shelves.
      7. Gitden provides instructions on how to use their reader, including read aloud or Text to Speech (TTS).
      8. We have found that sometimes to get the read aloud feature to work, we need to start it on a page without buttons or pictures at the top of the page. Once it starts reading, stop it, then go to the page you really want it to read. Start the reading again.
  • MS Windows 10 (PCs and Desktops)
    • Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Edge as a web browser. It natively supports opening ePub files, including all the navigation buttons in our books. If you have Microsoft Edge version 40, it will even read the book aloud to you; however, it isn't perfect. Sometimes it displays the incorrect picture (the one for the next verse). It also dims the picture when it is reading. If you still want to try this and don't have Microsoft Edge version 10, first try to get it by updating Windows 10. If this doesn't work, get the Windows Creator's update. This will give you updates to Windows 10 that Microsoft is not yet ready to release to everyone. Then you can get into the Mirosoft Edge web browser and click on the ePub file you want to read on our web site. You will now be able to use all the navigation buttons, and can have Microsoft Edge read the book to you.
  • Other versions of Windows, Linux, and macOS
    • Try Calibre, but it doesn't support reading out loud. Please let us know if you find something better.




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