A glamorous American grandmother, a Jewish lay-reader, a Maltese businessman and a Protestant clergyman from Uruguay were among the competitors, representing fifteen nations, who took part in the International Bible Quiz at Jerusalem University, Israel on August 19.
S.T.V. START OF THE 200 METRES BREAST
S.V. SWIMMERS TURN, RACE IN PROGRESS.
S.V. TERRY GATHERCOLE LEADING IN RACE AND FINISHING FIRST.
S.T.V. OTHER COMPETITORS CONGRATULATE GATHERCOLE.
S.V.PAN START OF THE 400 METRES FREE STYLE.
S.V. COMPETITOR TURNS.
S.V. RACE IN PROGRESS, JOHN CONRAD LEADING.
C.U. SPECTATORS APPLAUD.
S.T.V. CONRAD LEADING JAPANESE ACE, TSUYOSHI ??? IN FINAL LAP.
S.C.U. CONRAD AND YAMANAKA.
L.V. SPECTATORS APPLAUD.
S.C.U. CONRAD RECEIVING CUP.
L.V. ALL COMPETITORS SITTING WITH BILLY BUTLIN AND THE SILVER CHALLENGE CUP.
C.U. THE SILVER CUP.
C.U. BILLY BUTLIN LOOKS INTO THE CUP.
SIDE V. ALL THE COMPETITORS.
C.U. PLACARD ON PROMENADE.
G.V. PAN CROWDS OVERLOOKING WATER'S EDGE.
S.L.V. SWIMMERS PREPARING TO ENTER WATER.
S.C.U. THREE LADY COMPETITORS.
S.V. MALE COMPETITORS, THE ONE TRYING ON THE GOGGLES IS ERIK MARTIN OF SWEDEN.
L.V. PAN LED BY BILLY BUTLIN THE SWIMMERS RUN INTO THE WATER FOR A TRAINING SWIM.
SLV. The Drive-in-Bank.
LV. Car drawing up.
SCU. Woman dropping cash into Cashier's box.
SV. Woman drives off.
Travel Shot. Driving to the Bank.
SV. Man steps from car and places notes in box.
SCU. Box re-appears and Customer takes change and drives away.
SV.PAN. Car away.
LV. President BEN ZWI and Mrs. BEN ZWI arriving. - on dais.
SV. Prime Minister BEN GURION arriving.
SV. GREEK ORTHODOX Church dignitaries seated in audience.
LV. Participants entering and taking seats on dais.
LV. Participants on dais.
STV. The Amphitheatre and stage.
LV. Justice CHESHIN asking questions on the Bible.
SCU. Contestant answers questions.
CU. Justice Cheshin asks another question.
SCU. Mrs. DAVIS from USA. answering.
SV. BEN GURION looking in Bible for answer.
SV.PAN from Judges to Justice Cheshin, asking another question.
SV Mr. Du Plessis from South Africa answers.
SV. Cheshin asking questions "Contestants now down to three. Mrs. Santos from Brazil, Miss Dumont, France Mr. Khakham from Israel.
S.V. Miss Santos answering question.
L.V. CHESHIN talking to judges.
C.U. Miss Dumont answering question.
L.V. Mr. Khakham answering question.
S.V. Seated from L. to R. Mr. Navon, Secretary to Prime Minister, Ben Gurion, Mrs. Ben Zwi and President.
L.V. Winners being applauded.
S.V. Mr. Khakham being congratulated by Justice Cheshin.
S.V. Mr. Khakham on dais.
L.V. Miss Dumont, second winner being congratulated by Justice Cheshin.
L.V. Contestants and Mrs. Santos waiting to be congratulated.
S.V.PAN Mrs. Santos walks to Justice Cheshin to be congratulated.
L.V. Mrs. Santos in tears while the Brazil National Anthem is played.
S.V. Ben Gurion and party seated.
S.V.PAN FROM Winning contestants to others.
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Background: A glamorous American grandmother, a Jewish lay-reader, a Maltese businessman and a Protestant clergyman from Uruguay were among the competitors, representing fifteen nations, who took part in the International Bible Quiz at Jerusalem University, Israel on August 19.
The competitors were chosen for this quiz by Bible knowledge contests held in their home countries. The competition is part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the State of Israel.
All but one of these bible readers, Amos Hacham the Jewish lay-reader, are Christians of various shades of denomination. Hacham, who won the quiz with a total of 42 points -- his nearest rival, Mlle Simone Dumont of France, scored 29 points -- was helped by friends who sat up all night on the 19th singing psalms!
Among the celebrities watching the 5-hour quiz -- it started at 8 p.m. and ended at 1 a.m. -- were the President of Israel -- Mr. Ben Zwi -- and his wife, the Israeli Prime Minister -- Mr. Ben-Gurion -- and members of the Israeli and foreign diplomatic corps.
In the amphitheatre were 3,000 people and thousands more followed the quiz on what was the longest single radio programme yet broadcast by Israeli Radio. The tremendous interest was compared with the following that the USSR v. Israel football match drew.
The largest contingent, outside Europe, was from South America and included a Russian expatriate, Miss Sarah Rabinovitz -- a resident of Mexico City - who became and ardent believer in the New Testament 16 years ago, when her family was killed during the second world war by the Russians.
The winner of the contest received an ancient glass jar, excavated from an Israeli site, valued at GBP1,000 Israeli (about GBP200 sterling). The competitor in second place, was awarded an antique half-shekel coin and the third prize was a gold medallion issued as a souvenir by the Tenth Anniversary Committee. All the contestants received antique clay jars which were uncovered in Israeli excavations.
Amos Hacham might go to the USA to take part in the "64,000 dollar quiz" -- a television programme -- on Bible knowledge. After such a notable win in this International Quiz, his chances of winning in the American quiz are rated high.
Amos Hacham, a cripple, usually speaks with difficulty, but he answered the questions fired at him by the judges in a proud clear booming voice. Mr. Ben Gurion the Prime Minister, himself under treatment for muscular disorder, has arranged for Mr. Hacham to have treatment for his ??? from his own specialist