David Pentimone Runs Away with Week Five of the National Bible Bee Game Show Junior Division

“How old was Moses when he and Aaron came before Pharaoh?”

“In Psalm 11:5, what does God’s soul hate?”

These are the questions that David Pentimone answered correctly to begin the National Bible Bee Game Show Juniors Level, on his way to dominating the fifth week of the division. As four more young people faced off, answering trivia questions and reciting Scripture, in hopes of advancing to the semifinals, Jeff Marlowe joined Pentimone in advancing.

In the first round of the Junior level of the National Bible Bee Game Show, four young people challenged themselves and each other with the 183 Bible passages and 700 verses they had memorized. In front of a panel including former pro athlete and entrepreneur Jason Benham, former Bible Bee Game Show winner Hannah Leary, and Living Waters Ministries president Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne, they worked to show what they had learned about the Bible in this week's episode. Initially, each of the contestants could earn points for buzzing in during Bible Knowledge Buzzer Round, choosing the correct multiple choice answer to questions before tackling memorization and trivia, as well as recitation of longer passages.

This week, the contestants were:

David Pentimone of Kansas City, MO, enjoys making wooden chess sets from different time periods, and biking with his sister. His favorite Bible verses are Psalm 139:1-6 because they show the truth of how God is in control. He admires his father who stands up for the truth, and looks to Jesus and Enoch as examples of Biblical faith.

Jeff Marlowe of Newhall, CA, plays guitar, soccer, baseball, basketball, and frisbee. He uses his talents to lead worship with his brother for the other kids at his church. His favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:33. His dad provides a strong example of faith in his life, while Joseph is his Biblical hero for remaining faithful in the midst of so many trials.

Grace Chen of Villa Park, CA, reads, makes crafts, and dances for fun. Her favorite passage is Psalm 51:1-17, but Mary (the sister of Lazarus) is her heroine from the Bible for loving Jesus and listening to his words.

Madelyn Almond of Suffolk, VA, plays the piano and ballroom dances, but she truly enjoys baking cookies, muffins, cakes, and pies. She likes to write and repeat the Bible passage until she feels familiar with it. She admires Esther’s courage and trust in God in the face of great challenges, and says that one of her favorite verses is Hebrews 4:15-16.

Stay tuned for more National Bible Bee Game Show next week!