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No

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No I wouldn´t.

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I did meet a man once who said he memorized the King James Version of the Bible. You could call out a Book of the bible, a Chapter and verse number and after a few seconds he would recite the verse verbatim. However, he could not tell you what it meant. For me that was a useless skill. 

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Of course not. The task would be enormous and, unless the person had eidetic memory, virtually impossible. 

However, allowing for a little hyperbole, I think it's possible for a person to claim that and to quote many meaningful passages. They may believe that they've memorised the whole thing. Even I, who haven't read the Bible in almost 60 years, can still recall many passages that I took the trouble to memorise in my 20s, so that's no  big deal. 

These days I find that -- like poetry that has perfect metre and rhyme -- Bible quotes are more useful for comedy than "wisdom". 

But the phone book? What would be the motive? 

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Until I see evidence that they have a photographic memory, no.

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Yes.  Remember other Bibles exist the Christian Bible is not the only religious text. The Holy Koran is  the Islamic Bible and satan has a Bible......

   

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I do not believe him.

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No, I wouldn't believe them without proof, but I think it has been done.

I'm working on it myself.

"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth."

Um... that's as far as I've gotten so far.  :ermm:

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Bible, maybe or maybe not. 

The phonebook, nope!

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