I think I've written about his before: I got an A in Calculus, long, long ago, by memorizing the textbook.
I never had the faintest idea what Calculus was about.
Do you think that I could memorize every single letter and syllable in Genesis 22 and get through Hebrew that way?
I keep thinking of that scene in Apollo 13 where they dump the stuff on the table and say, "This is what you have to work with to get them back to earth."
I have to get through 6 weeks and 1 day more.
Of course, the main thing the astronauts had was people who wanted them to survive.
I have that.