By the end of 2012, I finished memorizing 1 Timothy. I say “finished” but something like that is never truly finished – if I want to keep it with me, I will have to continue to review it periodically. However, I did get to the end of the book and I had it all in my head at that point. During this process of memorization, I spent much time thinking about the content and found many connections and themes of the book. I am now in the process of gathering these thoughts into systematic posts on various themes.
I began to memorize the book nearly three years before I finished. At that time, when I was going through the first chapter for the first time, I started with a post on a correlation between 1 Timothy 1:9-10 and the Ten Commandments.
I then returned to the book by October 2012 when I found a more in-depth and meaningful way to memorize, and the result of that depth allowed me to write more on 1 Timothy than I have on any other topic, as well as to complete my goal of memorizing the book.
Initial post: 1 Timothy and the Ten Commandments
First sequence of numeric themes (December 2012):
Sequence of alphabetic themes (2013):
- Week 1: Alef
- Week 2: Bet
- Week 3: Gimel
- Week 4: Dalet
- Week 5: Hey
- Week 6: Vav
- Week 7: Zayin
- Week 8: Chet
Continued sequence (2014-2015):