Testing your BQ (“Bible Quotient”) is the best way to know for sure, and it can bring you closer to Him than ever before with a free trip to Israel, the Land where He lived.
This is your chance to show how much you love Jesus and how well you know the Bible. It’s the Holy Land Bible Bee Online Quiz and Israel Championship, sponsored by Root Source, a not-for-profit organization. It all starts with a 20-question online quiz, with the grand finale held in Jerusalem in November 2011. Finalists for the contest will be flown to the Holy City for the main event and a great 10-day tour of the Holy Land.
Anyone who loves the Bible and Jesus can win.
The contest is a test of your knowledge of the Bible. The contest is English speaking Christians, age 14 and above, from anywhere in the world (some restrictions apply).
There will be four rounds of the contest to get to the Championship, which will be held in Jerusalem: Pre-Qualifying Round – You will take an online quiz with twenty Bible questions to see how much you know and whether or not you are able to continue on the path toward the final round. This round takes place online when you register. Second, Third and Fourth Round – Each subsequent round of the contest will have 60 questions. These will be held online as well, with at least forty days between each round to allow you to study. After these online rounds, a number of people will be eliminated until there are a total of 12 finalists, all of whom will be flown to Jerusalem for the contest.
Contestants who make it to the final round of the Bible Bee will also get to walk the Land that Jesus walked.
It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that will take you to Christian sites all over Israel. The program includes airfare and accommodations as well as the chance to see all of the following sites in the country:
Jesus Boat and Museum
Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee
Kotel and Kotel Tunnels (the Western Wall)
City of David
Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum)
Machaneh Yehuda Market (the world famous Jerusalem outdoor market, very much like one that Jesus Himself might have visited in His time)
Ein Gedi (Nachal David)
Bible Lands Museum
Megiddo, Bet Shean
Your trip to the Holy Land will culminate with a live event, broadcast worldwide over the Internet, where you can inspire others with what you know about Jesus and the Bible with Christian leaders and Israeli Government officials in attendance. It’s going to be one of the most exciting Christian events in the Holy Land since Jesus Himself walked there!
Still unsure if this is for you? Read what our friends in ministry have to say about the Holy Land Bible Bee.
Registering and getting your friends to register can also get you to the Holy Land!
So go ahead and sign up right now for the Holy Land Bible Bee and show us how much you know about the Bible. Then, tell your friends about it – you might win even MORE prizes! See our Promotional Partners Program for details. And even if you don’t win the Quiz, you are registered automatically for the Free Trip to Israel Drawing, in which one lucky winner will come with the finalists to the Holy Land.
Want to know more? Here are some frequently asked questions about the Holy Land Bible Bee and Online Quiz:
Do I have to live in the United States?
The twelve finalists of the Quiz will participate in an English language led tour of Israel and an English language Championship Quiz event. Anyone who can answer the questions of the Quiz can participate irrespective of where they live. In the future we plan to hold programs for non-English speaking people as well.
Why are you sponsoring this? Is there a catch?
We believe that a biblically educated Christian is a good Christian. Our aim is to help Christian Bible educators to do their job. We also think that a visit to Israel, the Holy Land where Jesus lived, is a vital part of any Christian’s religious grounding. There are no entry fees for any of the Holy Land Bible Bee programs. People who share our vision and mission are invited to shoulder some of the expenses.
Do I have to be Christian to participate?
Legally, Holy Land Bible Bee programs do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or religion. However all programs, including the Quizzes, the Championship and the Israel Tour, are aimed at a Christian audience.
Are the questions based on the Old Testament, the New Testament or both?
Questions are from selected books in both the Old and New Testament. See the list of books included in the study materials.
Do I really have a chance to win?
Absolutely. We think that a mere 10 to 30 minutes of Bible study a day according to the Study Scheduler that we provide is enough to cover the materials. Even if you do not win the prize you will still have covered thousands of Bible verses, so with the Holy Land Bible Bee you are definitely a winner!
Who decides what the right answers are? My Bible teacher says that the answer I gave was the correct one but you said I was wrong.
There is only one right answer for each Bible question asked. We have a Bible Quiz Committee made up of leading Bible scholars who insure this.
Do you cover all expenses for getting me to the Holy Land? What if I need to transfer flights? What about food while I’m there?
The finalists in the Holy Land Bible Bee get an all expenses paid trip to Israel including all flights and all ground expenses.