Academic journal article Jewish Bible Quarterly

Third Adult Bible Contest 2013

Academic journal article Jewish Bible Quarterly

Third Adult Bible Contest 2013

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The Third Adult Bible Contest was held in December 2013 at the Binyanei Ha-Umah convention center in Jerusalem. Twelve Israeli contestants competed for first place in a contest broadcast on Israel television. The contest is sponsored by the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Fund, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Defense. The master of ceremonies was Dr. Avshalom Kor, a familiar personality from the youth contest, and the questions were compiled by veteran question writer Pinhas Neriah. There must have been over a thousand people in the audience. Speeches were delivered by Prime Minister Netanyahu and Minister of Education Shai Piron, who mentioned the recent death of Yosef Sha'ar, the man responsible year after year for setting many of the questions at the International Bible Contest for Jewish Youth. The Prime Minister was given the privilege of asking one of the questions, as is customary at the youth contest. …

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