The prize for the winning team is 4 000 USD
The prize for the second team is 3 000 USD
The prize for the third team is 2 000 USD
Each member of the winning team will also recieve a unique commemorative plate (see below) decorated with the Aaronic blessing in silver as well as a personal gold plated pendant with the Aaronic blessing. Its history see on the bottom of the page.
Their names will be engraved onto the International Bible Championship Cup to be preserved for the next Championships
All members of the three winning teams will recieve metallic medals in gold, silver and bronze coloration. You can see its graphical design:
Each participant of the International Bible Championship Jerusalem Prague will recieve metallic medal too :
History of the unique commemorative plate decorated with the Aaronic blessing:
In 1979 in Jerusalem, two small silver scrolls were found.The scrolls were unearthed in an ancient 6th century B.C.E. burial site on Katef Hinom, at what is now the Begin Center in Jerusalem, opposite the Old City, by archaeologist Gabi Barkai. They are estimated to be approximately 2 600 years old. The scrolls contained two hand-engraved silver plagueas inscribed with the full "Priestly" or "Aaronic Blessing" from Numbers 6:24:25:
“The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you,
The Lord lift His countenance on you and give
The oldest known fragment of Biblical text, these inscriptions predate the oldest manuscripts of the Bible–the Qumran scrolls–dated from the 3rd century B.C.E. Since the Hebrew text used in the inscriptions was developed approximately 300 years prior to the discovery of the Qumran scrolls, it is believed that the plaques originated in the 7th century B.C.E.–during the period of the first Temple.
The Aaronic Blessing was first worn around the neck with a leather strap, close to the heart. Given by God to Aaron, the blessing was God’s promise given for all the people.