How well do you know your Bible?

The Bible Contest is a quiz program that is based on the Hebrew Bible / Christian Old Testament.

About The Contest

Background:

Sixty years ago, in 1958, the first International Bible Contest was held in Israel. It was part of the celebrations that marked 10 years since the founding of the State of Israel and David Ben-Gurion, the Prime Minister at the time, stated that the contest was the most meaningful and formative event of the festivities. In hosting the International Bible Contest, he saw a prophetic and significant sign that symbolized the return of Israel to its land and the fulfilment of the visions of Biblical prophets. In the past several years, the feeling is growing that other countries are also looking for a message, direction and path and yet are not able to find it.

We believe that the Bible can be the message that the world is waiting for. The Bible is the foundational text from which Western culture derives its ethos and basis. We are confident that the Bible Contest will provide value to believers in South Africa, that they will unite around the Book of books, which will return to shine light on the nation of South Africa. We are excited to play a part in the fulfilment of Isaiah’s prophecy that: “out of Zion shall the Torah come forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

Event:

How well do you know your Bible?

Overview:

The Bible Contest SA is a quiz program that is based on the Hebrew Bible, which is also known as the Christian Old Testament!

Objectives:

The Bible Contest SA seeks to create awareness about Israel in South Africa, as well as to strengthen the connection between South Africa and Israel, through the Hebrew Bible / Christian Old Testament.

Expected Results:

It is expected that The Bible Contest SA will bring about an increased awareness of the Book of books and how it relates to the Nation and Land of Israel. In addition, the Bible Contest SA will also see an increased bonding between Israel and South Africa.

Activities and Duration:

The Bible Contest SA will unfold in stages as follows:

  • An initial Open Contest will happen online and across the country;
  • A number of top contestants will be selected from each participating province,
  • To participate in a Semi-Final Contest;
  • The semi-finalists will receive an online link to the second quiz, which they will again complete from their various homes;
  • Nine best contestants (one from each province) will come to Johannesburg for the Final Contest, which will include a public oral quiz;
  • The top three winners will be crowned.

It must be noted that contestants from the provinces would be expected to arrive a day before the Final Contest for rehearsals, and that the Final Contest itself will be a big event involving various stakeholders, including but not limited to heads of Synagogues and Churches.

Modalities of Implementation:

  • The Open and Semi-Final Contests will be online based;
  • The Final Contest will comprise a written exam plus oral quiz before an audience;
  • To participate in the competition, one will receive a code on their phone upon registration.

Cool Winning Prizes are yet to be advised.