Eitan Amos, 18, of Toronto, is the winner of this year’s Bible Contest. He is the first Canadian to win the contest.
Amos is a student at Ohr Chaim Yeshiva in Toronto. He lived in Karnei Shomron in Samaria until he was 11 and plans to attend a hesder yeshiva in Israel next year.
His deputy is Tefila Berenson of Tzvia Rehovot. In third place came Itamar Kalifa of Shaalvim Yeshiva. Tamar Jinli of Ashdod came in fourth and Niv Kotzer, also of Ashdod, placed fifth.
Of seventy-five contestants from 33 countries, 16 made it to today’s finals.
Israel’s Bible Quiz for Adults was held every three years or so from 1958 until 1981. The tradition was halted abruptly, and only renewed in 2010. The annual International Bible Quiz for Youth, meanwhile, has continued since then until now without a break, and has even increased in popularity. Avner Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, won third place in the 2010 International Bible Contest. Click here for a video of the contest.
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