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Unofficial Pathfinder Bible Experience 2024
Joshua and Judges Memorization Guides

Welcome to the Ready Answers Bible Memorization Curriculum. Unofficial Study Guides for the PBE 2024.

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 Joshua and Judges. This should be helpful for tests such as the 2024 Pathfinder Bible Experience or Bible Bowl events. It is also helpful for any study of this book. 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/

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Memorization Guides Video Questions
chapters pdf Chapter Videos Excel pdf
Joshua 1-9 Joshua 1-9 Initials
Joshua 1-9 Blanks

Joshua 10-17 Joshua 10-17 Initials
Joshua 10-17 Blanks

Joshua 18-24 Joshua 18-24 Initials
Joshua 18-24 Blanks

Judges 1-7 Judges 1-7 Initials
Judges 1-7 Blanks

Judges 8-14 Judges 8-14 Initials
Judges 8-14 Blanks

Judges 15-21 Judges 15-21 Initials
Judges 15-21 Blanks


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.
  • 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.
  • 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 some of the worst examples of this are Joshua 15:15 with Judges 1:11 and Joshua 15:18 with Judges 1:14. 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.

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 Joshua 1-9, and Jeffrey has secondary responsibility for these same chapters.

Team Member Assignments
Segment Verses Alex Adam Lexi Jeffrey Noah Jordan
Joshua 1-9 213 Alex's Primary Jeffrey's Secondary
Joshua 10-17 229 Adam's Primary Jordan's Secondary
Joshua 18-24 216 Lexi's Primary Noah's Secondary
Judges 1-7 210 Alex's Secondary Jeffery's Primary
Judges 8-14 210 Lexi's Secondary Noah's Primary
Judges 15-21 198 Adam's Secondary Jordan's Primary
Primary Verses 213 229 216 210 210 198
Secondary Verses 210 198 210 213 216 229
Total 423 427 426 423 426 427

We are planning to prepare more study materials like we have in previous years.

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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